A Cathay Pacific flight arriving from Amsterdam was forced to abort a landing at Chek Lap Kok yesterday. The new airport suffered its first bad weather as the outer rain bands of Tropical Storm Penny continued to affect Hong Kong. Gusting winds pounded several approaching flights, causing heavy turbulence and wind shear at the airport. About 20mm of rain was dumped by squalls across the SAR. Passengers aboard the Cathay Pacific Boeing 747 from Amsterdam said they bounced around so much the pilot aborted the landing just as the plane was about to touch down at about 8am. It went around and landed on the second attempt 10 minutes later. Passenger Ben Beaumont, 57, said the conditions were frightening and worse than any he had experienced in seven years of flying into Kai Tak. 'We were being bounced about and the plane was barely 30 metres from the ground when it suddenly gained height - there were a few muffled screams and some passengers were a bit sick,' Mr Beaumont, a lawyer, said. 'People were very shaken but the pilots did a brilliant piece of flying.' A Cathay Pacific spokesman confirmed the go-around was due to wind shear and said no injuries were reported. Senior scientific officer of the Hong Kong Observatory's Aviation Meteorological Services Branch, Shun Chi-ming, said Chek Lap Kok was generally more prone to wind gusts and storms than Kai Tak. 'But the state-of-the-art $230 million weather detection system at Chek Lap Kok is much more sensitive and accurate than anything ever used at Kai Tak,' he said. John Findlay of the Aircrew Officers' Association said pilots were generally pleased with the weather equipment and conditions at Chek Lap Kok. Forecasters expect the weather to remain unsettled today with winds moderating as Penny moves further inland.