Fasten Your Seatbelts! Jet Takes Off Near Funnel Cloud

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A funnel cloud is visible in the background as a Ryanair passenger plane takes off at East Midlands Airport
A funnel cloud is visible in the background as a Ryanair passenger plane takes off at East Midlands Airport en route to Palma de Mallorca in Spain, Aug. 14, 2014.Russ Greenwell & Paul King / Alamy

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A photographer captured a dramatic scene in England Thursday as a passenger jet took off with a funnel cloud looming in the background.

Stormy weather has battered the country in recent days as the remnants of ex-hurricane Bertha brought heavy rain and strong, gusty winds.

A spokesperson for East Midlands Airport told NBC News that flights into and out of the airport had not been affected by the weather conditions.

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