Ryanair flight forced to abort landing at Dublin Airport due to high Storm Ali winds
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Ryanair flight forced to abort landing at Dublin Airport due to high Storm Ali winds

A RYANAIR flight had to abort its landing at Dublin Airport this afternoon due to gale force winds from Storm Ali.

Footage from the inbound flight from Brussels has been doing the rounds on social media, which shows the plane coming towards the runway before rising again at the last second.

A passenger on the flight commented on the video, saying “it was awful but the pilots did an amazing job and we landed on the second attempt.”

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Storm Ali has produced gale force winds and treacherous conditions since it hit Ireland in the early hours of this morning.

The highest speed winds were recorded at Knock Airport in Mayo, where 110 km/h was charted.

Numerous flights have been cancelled from Irish airports, several domestic transport systems have been disrupted and loads of homes have been left without power.

Delays and cancellations are also expected at Cork and Shannon airports today,

Ryanair has since released a statement on the video, saying: “This flight from Brussels to Dublin (Sep 19) performed a routine go-around due to high winds, before landing normally."

The extreme weather has resulted in one death in the west of Ireland, as a woman in her 50's lost her life when the caravan she was staying in was blown off of a cliff near Clifden, Co. Galway.

A Status Orange Weather Warning was put in place for 17 counties earlier today, with reports suggesting that this could be upgraded to Status Red later this evening.

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Walkers and cyclists are being urged not to enter the Phoenix Park in Dublin due to high winds.

Dublin Zoo, which is located in the park, has also been closed for the day.