Passenger planes have been filmed aborting landings at Manchester Airport while skilled pilots fly during the carnage of Storm Brendan.

In the clips, uploaded onto Youtube by the channel AviationUpclose, several planes sway from side to side in crosswinds caused by the harsh weather as they approach the runway.

Two pilots can be seen to abandon the landing at almost the last moment – quickly regaining altitude to safely make a second attempt.

The first, a Loganair passenger plane, encounters difficult winds and can be seen rocking from side-to-side in the wild weather – prompting the pilots to manoeuvre the plane upwards.

A Loganair passenger plane is forced to abort its first landing attempt in the storm
A Loganair passenger plane is forced to abort its first landing attempt in the storm

In an even more dramatic moment, a Jet2 plane landing after sunset appeared to be suspended just a metre above the runway before it abruptly jettisoned the landing.

Plane-spotting fans were quick to comment on the video and heap praise on the pilots and airport staff after the clips emerged yesterday.

A viewer wrote: “Cracking video mate, Brendan certainly made for some challenging conditions across the UK and Ireland.

“Kudos to the all the crews for keeping things moving. A big like.”

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A second fan wrote: “Nice video buddy!

“Two very good go arounds! Especially the Jet2 one!”

"Awesome stuff, some properly wobbly finals here," commented another.

Gusts reached a top speed of 44mph at Manchester Airport yesterday, according to the Met Office.

Meanwhile, Storm Brendan caused planes scheduled to land at Gatwick to divert .

The Jet2 plane looks like it will land but then dramatically flies upwards
The Jet2 plane looks like it will land but then dramatically flies upwards

Gatwick Airport said two Wizz Air flights, four easyJet services and one Norwegian Air flight were diverted while one easyJet flight from Edinburgh was forced to land at Birmingham last night.

And a dramatic video showed the moment drivers were forced to swerve out the way when a giant trampoline was pushed into the road by the storm.

The grim weather has continued today, with forecasters noting that although Storm Brendan is over the weather on Tuesday is actually worse than it was yesterday.

Forecaster Alex Burkill said: “For many, Tuesday will actually be a windier day than today, despite the fact Monday was named and Tuesday isn’t.”