There are lots of videos out there of planes where most of us think to ourselves “boy am I happy I wasn’t on that flight.”
Well, I think this video might just be in a different league. There’s video footage of this morning’s British Airways flight 492, scheduled to operate from London Heathrow to Gibraltar. Due to strong winds on approach, the plane ended up diverting to Malaga (which isn’t too uncommon, as Gibraltar often has strong winds).
But OMG you won’t believe this video footage here:
I’m horrified watching that. There’s also video footage from inside the cabin, and surprisingly it almost looks calmer from within the cabin (though the second video is scarier than the first). Here are the videos from inside the cabin:
I’m shocked passengers are being relatively calm.
Obviously the pilots were doing a great job, and they got the plane on the ground safely. One thing I’m not entirely clear on is whether this side-to-side swaying was directly the wind (and the autopilot responding to it), or if this was some sort of a pilot-induced maneuver to deal with the conditions.
But my gosh, that’s some crazy footage, eh?