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British Airways flight aborts landing at Heathrow in strong winds

An aircraft attempting to land at Heathrow Airport had to abort its attempt earlier today as strong winds buffered the plane.

British Airways flight BA276, arriving from the Indian city of Hyderabad, was due to land shortly after 12.30pm today.

After initially touching down following a wobbly descent, the pilots took the decision to abort the landing and try again.

The plane landed safely after aborting its first attempt. Credit: BIG JET TV

Strong winds caused by Storm Erik are believed to be the cause of the swift re-departure.

According to flightaware.com the plane landed safely only 18 minutes late, despite the weather conditions.

British Airways told ITV News: "Our highly skilled pilots regularly train to conduct the standard manoeuvre known as a 'go around'. The aircraft circled the airport and landed safely."