Storm Agnes: Qatar 787 Fights Off Strong Winds in Dublin

Storm Agnes: Qatar 787 Fights Off Strong Winds in Dublin
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Storm Agnes continues to cause havoc over Ireland today, with the latest case study being a Qatar Airways Boeing 787 fighting off strong winds in Dublin.

Today’s QR17 service from Doha was operated by A7-BCU, one of the airline’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Storm Agnes: Qatar 787 Fights Off Strong Winds in Dublin…

Storm Agnes: Qatar 787 Fights Off Strong Winds in Dublin
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Upon descent into Dublin, Qatar Airways flight QR17 entered a hold that contained numerous loops as other aircraft were struggling to get into the airport following Storm Agnes.

When it’s allocation for landing came up, the aircraft attempted a landing on Runway 16/34, with the winds being around 140 degrees at 24 knots.

Attempt #1 resulted in a go-around due to heavy winds affecting the aircraft, causing QR17 to loop around and give it another go.

The Qatar Airways Boeing 787 was able to land on its second attempt into Dublin, which was nearly 40 minutes late.

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At the time of writing (1457 UK time on 27/9/23), this is what the scene from Dublin’s airspace is looking like, with dozens of aircraft in the hold waiting for arrival onto Runway 16/34.

Storm Agnes is continued to cause disruption for the rest of the day, with Ireland expected to take the brunt of the storm.

Departures do look very limited at the moment, and probably has something to do with the amount of aircraft still waiting to land.

You can see a livestream of Storm Agnes at Dublin Airport below:

This remains a developing story. Updates to follow in due course.

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