A Boeing 777 landing in Birmingham Thursday left passengers on board the aircraft horrified as they watched the pilots maneuver the massive Boeing 777 which was forced to abort two landing attempts due to bad weather conditions. As reported by England's Birmingham Mail today, gale force winds that hit the UK yesterday had a devastating effect on air transport, with several flights canceled or diverted around the country.
Many problems have occurred due to the recent strong winds at Birmingham Airport in England. As evidenced by the video next to this article, a Boeing 777 landing in Birmingham had great difficulty.
The video of the Boeing 777 landing in Birmingham refers to the first landing attempt. The aircraft is almost completely sideways with respect to the runway.
The pilot was then forced to perform a go-around maneuver, but the second landing attempt did not go as planned either. The flight was then diverted to London-Gatwick.
Many planes arriving to Birmingham reported delays yesterday, in some cases they were quite significant.
Regarding the Boeing 777 landing in Birmingham incident, one passenger's account details just how terrifying the experience was.
"As we came towards the city, the plane was shaking on the way down. We could see from the in-flight monitors that the plane was drifting to the left as we were landing,” Kevin Miller, told the Mail. He added “I am never flying again."
Passenger Muhammad Zulfiqar said:
“We were left watching the landing on the front camera monitor. Another engineer from Sydney was sitting next to me and we were just left wondering why the plane seemed to be veering towards the A45. When the plane started hovering back up from the landing, we thought the pilot was half-asleep and had lost control!”