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Hyderabad-London flight bounces onto tarmac at Heathrow, then takes off again


LONDON: A Hyderabad-London British Airways flight aborted a landing strive soon after touching down at London Heathrow Airport and immediately went back up in the air once more.

The BA276 flight left Hyderabad on time at 7.10am on Friday but when it reached Terminal 5 of Heathrow it touched down at the tarmac, then went back in the air, did a circuit and landed a second time. No one was hurt in the manoeuvre, referred to as a TOGA or take off/pass around, which was captured on video and shared extensively on social media on Saturday. The flight landed 18 mins late at 12.53pm.

The video presentations the airplane bounce back up seconds after touching the runway, with many on social media applauding the control of the pilot.

A source at the airline informed TOI: “There had been relatively robust winds on Friday. As the airplane was coming down, the wind flared up and so the airplane carried out a go-around. This is a routine manoeuvre that all British Airways pilots are educated in. This is when the flight in brief lands after which takes to the air, is going round and lands once more.”

Britain was battered through gale drive winds on Friday owing to Storm Erik with gusts achieving as much as 70mph in some places.

The source stated the manoeuvre was totally secure and there was no risk to the passengers. “When an airplane lands it's important for it to be stable. As this airplane was coming down, it was risky on account of the robust winds. Pilots are well-trained to perform a go-round if after they come down the airplane is risky. So it went back in the air to three,000 or four,000 toes, went around, joined the line and started its method down. At no level was anyone at any risk. It is completely usual observe and airlines are educated for that. Air site visitors control guided it back off once more the second time.”

A British Airways spokesman stated: “Our highly skilled pilots continuously train to conduct the usual manoeuvre referred to as a 'pass around'. The airplane rotated the airport and landed safely. “

Suresh Kochattil, a social media member of the BJP IT cellular, who lives in Hyderabad, put a submit of the video on Facebook and wrote: “This appears to be like dramatic or insane, as some have called it, however pilots plan for those difficult eventualities. The pilots then introduced back the airplane and landed most often after this missed method.”


Big Jet TV, who took the video, posted it on Twitter. “Looks like a tailwind remaining second...at one of the most vulnerable issues for the airplane. Glad that worked out alright. Gonna be alot of folks wanting to through new pants,” Paul Wilkersen tweeted.


Rachel tweeted: “OMG imagine being a passenger on that British Airways flight. Well executed to the @British_Airways pilot who potentially saved numerous lives in that second.”


“Higher likelihood of demise driving to the airport, than at the flight! 2500 deaths per 12 months at the roads, 0 on passenger jets in UK remaining 12 months,” tweeted Keith Farrow.


Despite the Met Office issuing a number of yellow weather warnings, two people had been killed in Friday’s typhoon. One died kite-surfing in Devon and some other died when a large tree fell at the highway.


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