London: Just moments after touching down at the Heathrow airport, a British Airways plane was forced to abort landing due to strong winds. A video of the incident went viral on social media where the aircraft was seen attempting to land, before taking off again to avoid an accident.
According to media reports, the jet arrived from Aberdeen at around 10:50 am on Monday but the pilot abandoned the scheduled landing as the aircraft was buffeted by strong winds caused by Storm Corrie.
The viral video footage, showed the A321 British Airway plane initially attempting touch down on the runway, but its nose could be seen lifting itself upwards and the tail nearly touching the ground, in what was described as the “tail strike” in the tweet.
A321 TOGA and Tail Strike!
A full-on Touch and go, with a tail strike! Watch for the paint dust after contact and watch the empennage shaking as it drags. The pilot deserves a medal! BA training could use this in a scenario – happy to send the footage chaps 😉#aviation #AvGeek pic.twitter.com/ibXjmVJGiT
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The pilot then made the decision to abort, before successfully landing the plane at the second attempt.