Leeds-Bradford passengers 'screamed' at aborted landing

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Scared passengers were "screaming" and "crying" as a plane attempted to land at Leeds-Bradford Airport during strong winds, according to those on board.

The plane, Thomas Cook flight TCX8049 from Gran Canaria, was diverted to Manchester Airport where it landed safely after its pilot aborted the landing at Leeds due to strong winds on Monday.

Layla Jane Marks, who was on the flight with her 10-month-old son Owen, said she was "quite scared" as she was told by staff to keep a "tight grip" on her child.

"The plane kept dropping and going from side-to-side. The pilot did very well," she said.

"Towards the end there was screaming and some people were crying and you could really feel the tense atmosphere," she added.

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