Queen’s flight aborted landing due to thunderstorm | UK News

The Queen’s plane was forced to abort as it returned to London ahead of her Platinum Jubilee celebration.

According to The Sun, the pilot abandoned the landing at RAF Northolt, north London, on the first attempt due to thunderstorms, rain and hail.

The paper added that the 13-seat plane circled for about 15 minutes until it was deemed safe enough to make another attempt to land.

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Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen’s flight was delayed due to thunderstorms, all correct procedures were followed and there were no safety concerns.”

The plane landed safely and the Queen was sent back to Windsor later on Tuesday.

The 96-year-old queen traveled from Aberdeen to take a short break in Balmoral before celebrations began to mark her 70th anniversary.

The Platinum Jubilee festivities began on Thursday and will continue through the four-day Bank Holiday weekend.

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The plane reportedly circled for 15 minutes before landing a second time
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The plane reportedly circled for 15 minutes before landing a second time. Image: Flightradar24

Trooping The Color is the first event on Thursday, when thousands are expected to take part in the Queen’s Birthday Parade and the pomp and pomp that follow in central London.

The Queen will then appear on the palace balcony for a traditional RAF air show.

On Thursday night, 2,000 towns, villages and cities will light a lighthouse at Buckingham Palace at 9.45pm.

Queen at Aberdeen Airport leaves to fly back ahead of Jubilee celebrationsCredit: Newsline Media Limited
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The Queen is heading to Aberdeen Airport on her way to Windsor.Photo: Times Media Co., Ltd.

A Thanksgiving service will be held for the Queen at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

There will be no ceremonial journey to attend the ceremony and Her Majesty has opted not to climb the steep steps – instead using an alternative entrance.

A reception will be held at the City Hall later.

The Queen is well known for her love of horses and she could make an appearance on Derby Day at Epsom Downs in Surrey on Saturday.

The derby was the only race in five flat races that the Queen has not won with one of her horses. If she participates, she will be greeted by an honor guard of up to 40 past and present jockeys.

Later in the day, 22,000 people will attend the Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace.

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Final rehearsal for the Jubilee Parade

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The concert starts Saturday at 8pm and watch The Return of the Rock Band QueenIn 2002, his singer Brian May performed on the roof of Buckingham Palace for the last party at Buckingham Palace.

Sir Elton John will take part in the pre-recorded performance, which will feature live performances by stars including Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers and Andrea Bocelli.

Duran Duran, Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow and George Ezra and the UK’s most recent Eurovision star Sam Ryder will also be in attendance.

The jubilee celebrations ended with a grand beauty pageant parade in central London on Sunday afternoon.

Along the 3km route from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace, an army of 10,000 volunteers, dancers, musicians and soldiers will tell the story of her 70 years in power.

About 150 “national treasures” were involved, including Gary Lineker, Bill Bailey, Alan Titchmarsh, Sir Cliff Richard and Torvill and Dean.

The Queen is expected to reappear on the palace balcony as the public and gathered stars sing the national anthem, led by Ed Sheeran.