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See the terrifying moment a pilot is forced to abort landing

The plane touched down in London for several seconds before the pilot made a split second decision to take off back into the skyVimeo/Ship a day

The plane touched down in London for several seconds before the pilot made a split second decision to take off back into the sky

Runaway from the runway!

Petrified passengers aboard a London-bound flight got the scare of their lives when the landing plane they were sitting on darted back into the sky, mere moments after touching down.

The Alitalia pilot — who was landing the plane in London City Airport en route from Milan — made the snap judgement to take off back into the sky when hurricane-force winds prevented the jet from landing on both wheels, according to the Evening Standard.

After an alarmingly wobbly ascent, the pilot circled around the airport for 10-15 minutes before attempting to land the plane again.

A statement released by the Italian airline said that the flight was forced to abort the landing due to strong winds caused by the storm.

“The flight landed safely several minutes later. This type of manoeuvre is practiced regularly by our pilots and was impeccably performed by the captain,” the airline said in a statement.

UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPH CAN NOT BE STORED OR USED FOR MORE THAN 14 DAYS AFTER THE DAY OF TRANSMISSIONJoe Giddens/AP

Storm Imogen has battered the UK with winds of nearly 100 mph reported in parts of England and Wales

“Our passengers were constantly kept informed about the procedure and were never in any danger,” the statement noted.

The UK saw winds of up to 100 mph Monday night from Storm Imogen, resulting in thousands of homes left without power.

Heavy rain is expected to continue through Tuesday and major flood warnings are in effect.

mnewman@nydailynews.com

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