THIS is the heartstopping moment pilots fought to land a plane at Bristol airport while battling terrifying high winds.
The crew in the cockpit of the Aurigny ATR72-600 aircraft were forced to wrestle against powerful gales on Wednesday.
5The plane was seen struggling to stay on course s it swayed in the sky amid high winds5Passengers braced for a bumpy landing as the Aurigny ATR72-600 aircraft arrived at Bristol AirportShocking footage captured the aircraft’s dramatic descent on the rainy afternoon as they attempted to land at in Bristol.
The nose of the plane was dragged to one side as the pilots struggled to set up a smooth landing amid Storm Claudio.
As they approached the runway, the aircraft was still concerningly veering off course as the turbulent weather took hold.
Although many viewers watched with baited breath as they prepared for a bump landing, the pilots managed to expertly position the jet with just seconds to spare.
Skywatchers were left in awe as they watched the swaying plane complete its daunting descent.
It comes as Storm Claudio continues to batter the UK with rain and wind, with gusts reaching up to 44mph.
The Met Office warns delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely while short-term loss of power is also a possibility.
Flood warning have been issued as the French storm wreaked havoc and sparked flash floods across the country.
Wet and “very windy” conditions are expected to linger as Brits feel the force of the powerful storm.
Claudio managed to derail commuters on Tuesday, with motorists snapped struggling to navigate through pools of water.
One of end of Brighton’s iconic West Pier even collapsed due to the wild weather.
A yellow warning for rain is in place for southern Scotland from 10am until 6pm and Northern Ireland from 8am until 3pm.
The weather agency has urged those affected to be aware of potential travel disruption and flooding as a result of the forecast downpours.
Meanwhile, a yellow warning for wind will be active from 7am until 10pm.
Strong gusts of up to 65mph could hit those in the most vulnerable areas.
The barmy conditions are expected to affect Irish Sea coastal areas early before spreading to parts of northern England.
5The pilots managed to regain composure and safely land the jet on Wednesday5Storm Claudio has sparked travel chaos across the countryCredit: BNPS5Part of Brighton Pier collapsed after being battered by the ferocious French stormCredit: Alamy
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