An aircraft due to land at Manchester was diverted to Heathrow Airport after it failed to land three times amidst the winds of Storm Katie.
Passengers were left alarmed and confused as the plane flew 200 miles away from its destination after the eight-hour flight from Dubai.
The Emirates flight EK19 tried to reach ground level on Easter Sunday, but according to flight details recorded by Flightradar, wasn't able to land when it began to descend at 1,000ft as high speed winds and rain battered Manchester.
It rose to 8,000ft once more before it began its flight to Heathrow airport instead, where it landed safely.
According to the airport, passengers waited for two to three hours before the plane set off for Manchester again, where it successfully landed, four hours behind schedule.
A spokeswoman for Emirates said: "Emirates flight EK019 from Dubai to Manchester on 26 March, was diverted to London Heathrow due to weather conditions in Manchester.
"The safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance and will not be compromised."