Strong winds give British Airways flight a scare over Gibraltar
A British Airways Airbus A320 was caught in strong winds as it was attempting to land in Gibraltar on February 25, 2019. The plane eventually diverted to Malaga.
The aircraft, registered G-EUUY, was carrying out flight BA492 from London Heathrow (LHR) to Gibraltar International Airport (GIB). After being unable to land, it diverted to Malaga Airport (AGP), Spain.
A witness on the ground shared impressive footage of the event, which shows the plane rolling left and right.
A passenger also shared a video from the inside of the plane. Another passenger, Eli Hasset, told Sky News that the captain managed to warn passengers that “it might be a bit bumpy”, seconds before the plane got caught in the winds. “I've been flying for many years as a frequent flyer and I've never experienced such a terrible situation”, said Hasset.
According to British Airways, the safety of the passengers was at no point at risk. “Due to strong winds in the Gibraltar area, our pilots decided to land in Malaga as a precaution,” said the airline in a statement to AeroTime, adding “the safety of our customers and crew is always our number one priority”. Upon landing in Malaga, passengers were taken by bus to their final destination
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