Dramatic video captured how Storm Ciara turned airliners into bucking broncos as the pilots fought to take off and land at Birmingham’s airport in the UK and in Zurich, Switzerland.
Britain’s biggest storm in seven years – with maximum wind speeds of 93 mph — forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights, but some pilots weren’t deterred and struggled mightily with crosswinds and strong gusts on Sunday.
The crew of one flight, operated by EasyJet, found that it was no easy matter to even make it to Birmingham from Geneva, Switzerland, and turned back shortly after takeoff, according to Birmingham Live.
Two other Birmingham-bound flights, by Ryanair, were forced to divert to Manchester during the storm, the news outlet reported.
A WizzAir flight from Warsaw, Poland, that had intended to land at London Luton Airport was actually diverted to Birmingham, where it bounced and swerved wildly as it landed, according to Yahoo News.
Meanwhile, footage from Zurich showed planes