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Caught on camera, British Airways plane tossed by wind onto runway

By Saima Siddiqui 
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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.

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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.

The pilot then made the decision to abort, before successfully landing the plane at the second attempt. 

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