Plane Fights Through The Wind To Land In Ireland During Storm Ophelia

Arrival and departure screens went blank in a major IT failure at Birmingham Airport

Arrival and departure screens went blank in a major IT failure at Birmingham Airport

Aer Lingus plane wobbles in the storm.

By 3am this morning all flights, including six diversions due into Dublin from Nice, Rome, Madrid, Faro, Palma and Bari, had left Shannon Airport.

It was nearly tipped sideways and press officer Sean Hassett filmed the plane which was carrying his parents.

After filming the dramatic clip, Sean tweeted: "My parents flight landing Dublin Airport, well done to the pilot of EI491, my heart was in my mouth!"

The skilled pilot has been praised for managing to bring the Airbus A321 down safely.

Raqqa 'execution square' captured by Kurd forces as IS capitualtes
Earlier media reports cited eyewitnesses as saying that the US-backed rebels had raised a flag inside the Raqqa stadium.

The last onetime hurricane to cause serious damage in Europe was the extratropical storm Gonzalo three years ago. The victims were identified as Clare O'Neill, Michael Pyke and Fintan Goss, The Irish Sun reported. She died instantly, while her mother, in her 70s, was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Meanwhile, a man in his 30s was killed in a chainsaw accident as he tried to remove a fallen tree in Cahir, County Tipperary. According to the Sun, it is believed he was fatally injured by one of the tree's branches.

The footage emerged after a woman in her 50s died when her vehicle was struck by a falling tree in Aglish, Waterford, Ireland. He was the only occupant of the auto at the time of the tragic incident.

With ex-hurricane Ophelia approaching, people have been warned of significant disruption to some travel services, while gardaĆ­ have urged people to avoid unnecessary travel.

Troops were placed on standby in Ireland and many public services closed amid fears about the impact of winds.

Latest News