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British Airways Plane Narrowly Avoids Disaster During Precarious Landing During Storm

Anish Vij

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British Airways Plane Narrowly Avoids Disaster During Precarious Landing During Storm

A British Airways plane narrowly avoided disaster during a reported aborted landing at London Heathrow. Watch the remarkable incident unfold below:

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The plane flew into London Heathrow shortly after midday on Monday (31/01), after taking off from Aberdeen at around 10:50am and was caught up amongst the strong winds of Storm Corrie.

As shown in the footage, the jet tail looks to be inches away from hitting the runway tarmac during the strong storm.

Jerry Dyer, the founder, presenter and producer of Big Jet TV, managed to capture the breathtaking footage.

The plane was said to have hit the runway at over 160mph and the pilot looks to have done well in landing as safely as possible.

Dyer said: "A full-on touch and go, with a tail strike. You could see the paint dust after contact, as well as the empennage shaking furiously as it dragged along the runway.

Credit: SWNS/Big Jet TV
Credit: SWNS/Big Jet TV

"This pilot deserves a medal."

A BA spokesperson told The Metro: "Our pilots are highly trained to manage a range of scenarios, including extreme weather conditions, and our flight crew landed the aircraft safely. Our customers and crew all disembarked as normal."

LADbible have contacted London Heathrow and BA for comment.

Storm Corrie's reported 90mph winds certainly appeared to be the cause of the near-catastrophic landing and has disrupted international travel, while thousands have been without power - especially in the North of England.

Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri, previously warned us of the storm last week, saying: “Storm Corrie will bring very strong winds to the north of the UK, especially northern Scotland, on Sunday.

"This follows just one day after Storm Malik moves though also bringing a spell of very strong winds. 

Credit: SWNS/Big Jet TV
Credit: SWNS/Big Jet TV

“Storm Corrie will bring gusts of up to 90mph in exposed coastal locations in northern Scotland, with 70-80mph gusts more widely in the north.

"With back-to-back storms there could be updates to severe weather warnings, so keep an eye on the Met Office forecast."

Andy Bilclough, director of field operations at Northern Powergrid, said on Monday evening (1 February): "It is fair to say that Storm Corrie hasn’t helped. But we are making good progress and we have more teams coming to help later in the day.

"The larger jobs that affect the supplies to multiple customers are now all under way. Some are quite large and so will run through this evening and into tonight.

"Our whole team’s commitment is to get as much done as possible tonight – and get all our customers back on supply as soon as possible."

A nine-year-old boy in Staffordshire and a 60-year-old woman, in Aberdeen, sadly died after being hit by falling trees caused by Storm Malik's high winds on Saturday.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS/Big Jet TV

Topics: Travel, UK News

Anish Vij
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