A passenger described frightening scenes aboard a Cathay Pacific flight that aborted its landing shortly before it was due to touch down at Chek Lap Kok yesterday morning. Peter Krien, one of the 170 passengers aboard flight CX829 from Toronto, said it was the scariest flight he had ever taken. The Airbus A340 approached Chek Lap Kok at 6am when both the No8 typhoon signal and the red rain warning were in force. 'As the plane began to descend, the weather was so bad that I could not see anything but a grey mass outside the windows,' Krien, who is a journalist, said. 'And there was turbulence ... little kids were scared and some people clasped their hands and started praying.' He said that when the screen on the seat back read that the flight was one minute away from landing, he felt the plane pick up speed rapidly and gain height. 'In all those years I have flown, this was the scariest flight,' Krien said. 'Finally, the flight landed after making a big circle. We were so happy that it landed safely. Everyone was clapping and shook hands with the pilots as we left the cabin.' A Cathay Pacific spokeswoman confirmed that the flight was forced to abort a landing. She said pilots had the power to make decisions about landing when there were safety concerns over bad weather. The Airport Authority said Severe Tropical Storm Fengshen had delayed 135 inbound and 182 outbound flights and caused 25 flights to be cancelled.