A BRITISH AIRWAYS flight from London Heathrow to Gibraltar has been diverted to Malaga-Costa del Sol airport in Spain after being hit by strong winds on approach to the Rock.
The frightening video of the approach and aborted landing of BA492 (below), credited to Rock Radio, has since gone viral on social media with more than 42,000 views in two hours.
This lunchtimes British Airways flight from London Heathrow has diverted to Malaga due to strong winds at Gibraltar Airport 😬 #Gibraltar #Airport #GibraltarAirport #AbortedLanding #StrongWinds #BA492Credit: Richard – www.twitter.com/mackemsin
Geplaatst door Rock Radio op Maandag 25 februari 2019
Gibraltar Airport often wrongly described as one of the most dangerous airports in the world. It is unusual, though, as the runway is dissected by a road that is closed as aircraft land and take off.
If aircraft encounter low visibility or crosswinds on the approach they are routinely diverted to Malaga Airport and passengers are transferred to Gibraltar Airport by coach.