By George Stephens • 17 October 2019 • 23:03
A “pretty serious bad storm” has forced the RAF Voyager plane carrying future king Prince William and his Duchess wife to abort and pull out of two landings into Islamabad airport.
Despite the best attempts of the pilot, the aircraft had to turn back to Lahore on the fourth day of William and Kate’s tour of Pakistan.
Strikes of lightning could be seen from the RAF plane near the right-wing as it shook with heavy turbulence according to the onboard media reporting on the Royal tour.
The plane flew for over two hours, despite the journey from Lahore to Islamabad usually only normally taking some 25 minutes.
William, who went to check on the travelling media onboard the flight further down the plane, joked don’t worry it was just me was flying!”
The Duke was making a joke in regards his to his time as pilot.
One passenger from the invited press said it was a “pretty serious storm”, describing the flight as a “rollercoaster, It was pretty hairy at times, The plane was making large jerking movements as we tried to battle through the wind.
It was a relief to finally land safely in Lahore.”
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