HAIR-RAISING video of a Ryanair aircraft being blasted by high winds on take-off from the UK for Spain’s Costa Blanca has emerged.
The footage shows an Alicante-bound aircraft operating flight FR1448 from Birmingham lurching to the left as the nose wheels and right wheels leave the ground.
The dramatic scene has only just been posted online to flugsnug’s YouTube channel although it was filmed in September during Storm Ali.
The video description says: “Right side lifts then lands again, left side lifts, then right side has another go. Almost like a battle between the pilots for who gets to take off! They clearly had a struggle to control it. More excitement from the height of the gusts on 19th September 2018. This is flight FR1448/RYR75RW.”
One wag left a comment saying: “Ryanair: Normal takeoffs cost extra!”
Barry Allen added: “It still had better movement than Theresa May.
Michael Gutterman joked: “Who knew the captain would be a former Riverdance member?”
Although on a more serious note another user, SolVermelho91 posted: “Can’t understand the video description here. I don’t see anybody struggling. Nice crosswind takeoff and good track keeping after liftoff.”
Markus De added: “Skilled pilots – only at RYANAIR!”
Ryanair confirmed that after take-off the flight continued “without incident”.