High winds causing reroutes, cancellations for flights in Ireland

Storm Ali is wreaking havoc for flights attempting to land around Ireland on Wednesday.

The Irish storm's fierce winds caused a dramatic landing attempt for one Ryanair flight trying to land at Dublin Airport on Wednesday.

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Eric Duffy tweeted a video of a Ryanair flight aborting its landing at the last moment due to Storm Ali's fierce winds.

“Scary stuff,” said Duffy in his tweet.

Scary stuff at Dublin Airport #StormAli pic.twitter.com/vPTosEYmbC

— Eric Duffy (@duffman120) September 19, 2018

The video is going viral with over 105 thousand views.

A separate Ryanair flight leaving from Stansted in England faced two reroutes in order to avoid Storm Ali’s effects.

The Ryanair flight was supposed to fly directly into Ireland West Airport in Knock, Co Mayo, but strong winds forced the flight to reroute southward to Shannon Airport.

At Shannon Airport, the rerouted Ryanair flight attempted two landings but ultimately more high winds rerouted it yet again back to Liverpool in England.

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In a statement, Ryanair said, “This flight from London Stansted to Knock diverted to Liverpool due to extreme winds at Knock (and other Irish airports).”

“The aircraft landed normally in Liverpool and will return to Knock shortly. Ryanair sincerely apologized to all customers affected by this weather diversion, which was entirely beyond our control.”

Dublin Airport tweeted an update on Wednesday morning about cancellations due to Storm Ali.

About 75 flights have now been cancelled due to high winds & 10 flights have been diverted. Passengers are advised to check with their airline in relation to their specific flight. #StormAli pic.twitter.com/c9ODitkci1

— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) September 19, 2018

Shannon Airport said they are fully operational but are advising passengers to check with their airline ahead of time.

⚠️Passenger Update⚠️
Shannon Airport remains fully operational.

However, passengers intending to fly from Shannon Airport should continue to check their flight status with their airline before travelling to the airport. #stormali #safetravels pic.twitter.com/d5drNG6Bkk

— Shannon Airport (@ShannonAirport) September 19, 2018

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