connectVideoBritish Airways flight makes shaky derivation, strong wind
British Airways passengers aboard a Monday flight from London to Gibraltar compared to the very shaky landing of their journey to a near-death experience.’
British Airways passengers aboard a Monday flight from London to Gibraltar compared to the very shaky landing of their journey to a “near-death experience.”
On Feb. 25, flight BA492 from London Heathrow airport to the British territory of Gibraltar was forced to divert and touch down early in Malaga, Spain, after hitting a strong wind, Thrillist reported.
Although representatives of the carrier has since confirmed that no one was injured as a result of the heavy air flow, many passengers were left shaken by the experience.
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“I, as a father of three young children, began to say my last prayers,” passenger Eli Hassett said of the rollercoaster-like sensation during what felt like a “near-death-experience”, according to The Sun.
Passenger Adrian Worth was agreed that the movement of many travelers in a panic.
“We went in search of the land, and began tilting from left to right,” Worth recalled. “A few people were in a panic because we were not sure what was going on.”
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“They gave us a warning would be the rough weather, but no one could predict that the plane would swing from side to side,” he added.
Video footage of the flight BA492 recorded, both of the spectators on the ground and the passengers in the plane – has since spread across social media and won thousands of views.
“Have you heard of one of the passengers?” one Twitter user wondered online.
“They went to the bar after landing for a pick-me-up,” a jokester replied.
In the hours since sellers for British Airways returned to Fox News’ request for comment on the story with the following statement:
“The flight landed safely and passengers have left the aircraft normally. Due to the strong winds in the Gibraltar area, our pilots decided to land in Malaga as a precaution,” a spokesman said. “The safety of our customers and crew is always our number one priority.”
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After the passengers and crew safely deplaned at the Airport of Malaga yesterday, travelers were said to be bused to the Airport of Gibraltar, their destination, the local media, Rock Radio reports.