British Airways jet almost flips over during landing in 90mph Storm Corrie winds


A plane enthusiast captured the moment a large British Airways jet from Aberdeen bounced off the runway at London Heathrow before accelerating off into the skies during Storm Corrie

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British Airways airplane strikes tail while trying to land

A plane bounced off the runway in a failed landing attempt as strong winds led to a terrifying passenger experience on Monday.

The British Airways service from Aberdeen was filmed coming into to land at Heathrow as Storm Corrie whipped up the air with buffeting winds.

In the footage the pilot appears to have everything under control as the large passenger jet edges closer to the tarmac.

One wheel touches down onto the ground before the plane bounces up and onto the other side, causing the flying vehicle to lurch up and then down with force.

Suddenly it tips right over onto its left wheel before the tail of the plane almost smashes into the runway.

The nervy manoeuvre, which ended with the jet having to accelerate off into the air to circle around and make another landing attempt, elicited great excitement from the Big Jet TV cameraman who caught the rare aviation moment.

The passengers had to cause a bumpy false landing
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In the video, which has been viewed more than 40,000 times online, a man behind the lens can be heard shouting “easy” as the plane wobbles.

“Oh my god, Gilly,” he yells in amazement as the jet takes off.

The powerful winds of Storm Corrie on Sunday and Monday, which reached 92mph in Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire, and Storm Malik the day before, didn’t just disrupt air travel.

Tens of thousands of people were left without electricity and two people died.

The Scottish Government said that of the 115,847 households that lost power as a result of both storms, all but around 7,000 were expected to be reconnected by Monday evening.

Storms Malik and Corrie did the most damage in Scotland
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Ferocious winds whipped up the North Sea
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A nine-year-old boy in Staffordshire and a 60-year-old woman in Aberdeen lost their lives after the strong winds tore down trees on Saturday.

Some schools in Aberdeenshire were either closed, or delayed opening on Monday, because of the disruption.

While the worst of the weather may be behind us, Tuesday is expected to be inclement for those in the north.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the northwest and northeast of Scotland and suggested winds could reach 65mph.

Heavy swells battered the Tynemouth Pier and lighthouse in North Shields
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It covers an area just north of Perth, including Aberdeen and Inverness.

Central Tayside and Fife, Grampian, Highlands and Eileen Star and Orkney and Shetland are the regions that will be affected.

It will be in place from 6am until 6pm.

According to the Met Office it is likely there will be some short-term loss of power.




www.mirror.co.uk

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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