British Airways wild ride over Gibraltar

first_imgA passenger and photographer on the ground have captured the wild gyrations of a British Airways A320 approaching Gibraltar.Both videos show the Airbus A320, swaying violently from side-to-side possibly after encountering a mountain wave off Gibraltar’s famous rock.British Airways Flt 492 took off from Heathrow at 8:25 am Monday and was due to land at Gibraltar at 12:10 pm. However, the pilots diverted to Malaga, Spain.READ Boeing 777X nears rolloutAccording to Flightradar 24 the A320 descended to 300 feet before diverting.The winds were forecast to be up to 46 mph but likely it was turbulent air off the rock.Here are the two video clips and there is a longer video below.ON BOARD VIDEO: British Airways have released no further Information on this flight other than it diverted due to strong winds.— Flight Alerts (@FlightAlerts_) February 25, 2019last_img

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