A Boeing 777 landing Birmingham scare was one violent arrival that left some passengers sick following rough winds in the U.K. Though fortunately no passengers were injured in the flight or landing, emergency procedures were implemented to counter the threat of the plane being blown over in a powerful storm, The Epoch Times shares this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
The Boeing 777 landing Birmingham incident took place this Thursday, with video footage revealing a Boeing 777 being whipped about while trying to land in the local Birmingham airport. The Emirates Airlines plane was an incoming flight from Dubai, and barely seemed to make it on the landing strip, teetering from the strong winds. Emergency maneuvers were said to be used to help safely land the passenger-laden aircraft.
Several passengers stated that they felt lightheaded from the battering storm, with one woman allegedly throwing up inside the plane during the landing. According to one passenger, Kevon Miller, who took to Twitter to describe the Boeing 777 landing Birmingham:
“So after THREE failed attempts at landing in windy Birmingham, had to land at Gatwick. Nice one. FFS!!! #HeadsGone.”
The man said that he won’t be taking to the skies for a while, if ever, and that the storm was even more violent inside the plane than it looked outside.
“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.”
Following two failed attempted landings, one of the plane’s pilot instead made it to London’s Gatwick Airport, where it was able to land without incident, despite the ongoing rough winds. The Gatwick Airport is a full 100 miles from the Birmingham airport.
There were no passengers injured in the landing, but quite a few passengers will likely want a break before going on their next flight during a dangerous storm.