The Skopje1 news site reports that the pilot of an Istanbul – Skopje flight had five seemingly messy attempts to land yesterday evening, panicking passengers, before eventually giving up.

A storm developed over Skopje yesterday and that reduced visibility and created unsafe landing conditions.

The passengers were crying and praying. Five times the pilot attempted to land and failed. The plane was shaking, first the children and then the adults were crying, it was horrible, a passenger told Skopje1.

The plane included members of the Macedonian delegation which was in Baku for the UNESCO summit, including the Ohrid Mayor.