On camera: Thomas Cook plane ‘bounces’ off runway in crosswinds, forcing aborted landing

Passengers got a fright after their plane attempted to touch down on the runway, but ended up taking off again.

On camera: Thomas Cook plane 'bounces' off runway in crosswinds, forcing aborted landing

Passengers hoping to touch down at Leeds Bradford airport on a Thomas Cook flight ended up getting an aerial tour of North England, after their pilot aborted the landing just as the first set of wheels bounced off the runway.

Amateur footage taken on Tuesday captured the moment Thomas Cook Flight TCX8049 from Gran Canaria tried to touch down at Britain’s highest airport in 60mph winds. The airport is known to often suffer from heavy crosswinds.

In the video – which the BBC published with news of Tuesday’s aborted landing – the loud noise from the engines can be heard, as the plane accelerates quickly to climb and is diverted to Manchester, where it landed safely.

While pilots are well-trained to land in all kinds of unfavourable weather, for the passengers on this plane, it was an unnerving experience.

Take a look at the BBC’s coverage of yesterday’s aborted landing here.

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