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As dramatic footage of aeroplanes appearing to land sideways on the runway during last night storms, Bristol Airport told ITV that these are usual measures taken in high cross-winds. It suspended flights for just over an hour but says that at no time was passenger safety compromised.
You can see video of one of the planes landing here.
High winds last night, 18 December, caused disruption at Bristol Airport. Four inbound flights were diverted to other airports and two arrivals and two departures were cancelled.
Operations were suspended for just over an hour. The airport says passenger safety was not compromised.
The Environment Agency has issued 14 flood warnings for rivers across the West Country. For the details click here.
A skilled pilot safely lands the BMI Milan-Bristol plane in very high winds.
Planes have been struggling to land in very high winds as the South West was battered by a storm last night.