LONDON: A Middle East Airlines (MEA) pilot has been praised for a spectaclar landing at London's Heathrow Airport during the height of a major storm.
Video shows the aircraft being buffeted by the winds as it approached the tarmac.
The landing on Sunday came as the UK and Europe were blasted by at times hurricane force winds from storm Ciara.
While many flights were cancelled and diverted, others were given the go ahead to attempt the landing at Heathrow. Videos showed some aircraft being forced to perform a go around just as they reached the runway due to the strong gusts.
Twitter users reacted with amazement at the pilot's skill in bringing the aircraft from Lebanon's national flag carrier on to the runway.
"Amazing skills for this #MEA pilot," one user tweeted. "Hopefully our new government will manage a similar skillful landing," he added, referring to the new administration in Lebanon, attempting to deal with an economic crisis and mass protests.