Queen becomes involved in mid-air drama when a thunderstorm forces the private jet to abort the landing

The Queen was approaching London when her private jet was caught in a storm that forced the craft to abort an attempt to land

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The Queen was caught up in mid-air drama yesterday when her private plane was forced to abort a landing due to a lightning strike.

She was approaching London on a flight from Aberdeen when the storm hit, and torrential rain and hail forced the plane back into the sky.

This meant the 13-seat plane had to circle the north of the capital for around 15 minutes before it was deemed safe to try again.

The pilot made a successful landing at RAF Northolt on the second attempt, having left Aberdeen Airport at around 1pm.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said last night: “The Queen’s flight was delayed due to a thunderstorm.







The Queen returns to Windsor Castle with her corgis after the turbulence in the air and their brief break in Balmoral ahead of this week’s centenary celebrations
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“All correct procedures were followed and there were no safety concerns.”

Once the plane was safely on the ground, the monarch was driven to Windsor after spending the last few days relaxing in Balmoral ahead of this weekend’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Queen was driven from Craigowan Lodge to Aberdeen Airport yesterday afternoon.

Their 86-foot Embraer 135 private jet was parked out of sight of the main terminal and took off after 1 p.m. amid a downpour.

An hour and a half later, the Pilor was scheduled to land at RAF Northolt in north-west London. The sun reported.






The Queen’s private jet circles over London after aborted landing

But when the storm hit they decided to abort their attempt to land and circled over north London before it was deemed safe enough to try again.

But an insider told the outlet: “You don’t take chances in circumstances like this and aborting the landing in the event of lightning strikes was the right thing to do.”

This comes as royal fans are already camping out at the mall in anticipation of the upcoming anniversary celebrations.

Some even came with cardboard cutouts of the monarch as preparations for the platinum jubilee continue.

The Gold State Coach and Armed Forces attended dress rehearsals today.

After the flight, the Queen was seen arriving back at Windsor Castle after a short break ahead of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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The 96-year-old monarch had been enjoying a brief break at her Balmoral estate ahead of her busy schedule which begins on Thursday.

The Queen is understood to have arrived at her private home in Scotland last Thursday. She usually visits Scotland at this time of the year.

But after a few days of relaxation, she was pictured arriving at Aberdeen Airport today to make the journey south ahead of the much-anticipated celebrations. Later pictures showed her returning to Windsor Castle in a car with a dog behind her.

The monarch has attended a number of high-profile engagements in recent weeks and is understood to be picking up a pace now ahead of the start of national events.

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