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BA flight from Hyderabad bounces while landing at Heathrow amid strong winds

Press Trust of India  |  London 

A flight from was forced to abort its first landing attempt at London's Heathrow Airport, seconds after touching down on the runway amid gusty winds.

The passenger jet landed safely at only 18 minutes later, despite the severe weather conditions.

Flight BA276, which took off from Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, was due to land after 12.30 PM (local time) Friday but after initially touching down the runway following a wobbly descent, the pilots aborted the landing.

The flight's troubles were linked with the stormy conditions as the UK has been lashed by harsh winds of around 112 km per hour due to this week's storm Erik.

"Our highly skilled pilots regularly train to conduct the standard manoeuvre known as a 'go around'. The aircraft circled the airport and landed safely," a said.

Videos on show the aircraft visibly shaking and bouncing as it attempts to touch down, with the wheels even hitting the tarmac before the pilot takes off once more.

In airline parlance, such a manoeuvre is referred to as TOGA, or Take Off/Go Around, used whenever an approach to the runway becomes unstable. The pilots were widely lauded on to pulling off a safe landing after the initial hiccup.

The UK's had issued severe weather warnings for Friday as storm Erik caused torrential rain and gusty winds around the country.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 22:30 IST
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