A Boeing 777 landing in Birmingham during ferocious winds was like a roller-coaster ride for passengers as the pilot of the Boeing 777 tried a landing at Birmingham International Airport during crosswinds. “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,” said passenger Kevon Miller according to a Dec. 6, 2013, RT report.
Other passengers on board the Boeing 777 described the pilot’s landing attempt during gale-force winds at the Birmingham Airport with equally terrified words.
“Never flying again ... could have died. I was full on shook ain’t gonna lie wind was nuts bruv!!! One woman opposite me started throwing up after the 2nd attempt in landing.”
Another passenger described the landing attempt in Birmingham as a terrifying roller-coaster ride that not only made her sick but also had her think that this could be the end.
“All I could think of was my new year's resolution this year, which was to write my own will, and I haven't done it. It was that frightening. I was absolutely terrified.”
Inside the Boeing 777, passengers watched the horrific scene on their TV screens while feeling the airplane shaking once it came out of the clouds. As the pilot struggled to control the Boeing 777 against the strong winds, more passengers began to get sick during the roller-coaster ride.
“When the plane started hovering back up from the landing, we thought the pilot was half-asleep and had lost control!” said passenger Muhammad Zulfiqar.
On Thursday, The Emirates Boeing 777 was arriving in Birmingham from Dubai. At the time of the landing, 100 mph winds wreaked havoc around the country. As terrified as the passengers on the Boeing 777 plane were, as terrified were eyewitnesses who saw the plane approaching the tarmac sideways. One observer took an amateur video from the ground.
“Onlookers watched in horror as it approached the runway almost at a right angle before the pilot took emergency action,” opened the throttle, and aborted the landing just seconds before the plane was due to land on the tarmac.
After not one, but two failed landing attempts at Birmingham International Airport, the Boeing 777 was diverted to London Gatwick. After having survived the roller-coaster ride on the Boeing 777, Kevon Miller wrote a final note on Instagram. "Never getting on a plane again. Full on wanted to cry.”