Dramatic moment Ryanair plane hits runway so hard passengers are thrown forward and scream as they 'feared the landing gear would snap'

TERRIFYING footage shows the moment a Ryanair plane appears to slam onto the runway with a thud as passengers are thrown forward, screaming in fear.

The mobile phone filming lurches sideways during the nail-biting bumpy landing at Leeds Bradford Airport, West Yorks.




Screams are heard as the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, travelling from Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, appears to violently bounce onto the tarmac.

Passenger Craig, who filmed the footage, said it was a "frightening experience".

He said: "I have flown for many years, and this has had to be the first landing where I have thought the main gear was going to collapse."

Craig said passengers were thrown "from left to right" as the aircraft came down in strong winds yesterday afternoon.

A spokesman for Ryanair said: "The aircraft experienced cross winds on approach to Leeds Bradford airport and landed normally and safely."

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Dramatic footage from previous landings at the West Yorkshire airport show planes tilting and swerving as they come in to land.

Earlier this year a passenger plane was rocked by gusts of more than 60mph as it approached the runway.

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