a aircraft “bounces” on the runway whereas touchdown in London | EUROtoday

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La video of a tragedy narrowly averted. Caught in storm Gerrit, which has been raging within the west since Wednesday and is at present crossing France, an American Airlines Boeing-777 virtually missed its touchdown and crashed on the runway at Heathrow airport, Wednesday December 27 , in London. With its gusts of greater than 100 km/h, the disturbance gave the pilot of the airliner a tough time, remodeling the arrival of the machine into an actual ordeal, filmed by Big Jet TV, a devoted YouTube channel to aviation.

In a formidable sequence posted Wednesday on X (previously Twitter) by the media crew providing steady photographs and knowledge, we are able to observe the Boeing approaching the runway and pitching, a couple of meters from the bottom. All this, below the cries of the Big Jet TV cameraman, wanting the digital camera to “stop” as shortly as attainable. Fortunately, the pilot managed to proper the helm and return to dry land. A video already considered greater than 2 million instances on the social community.

France hit within the north by the storm

The winds from Storm Gerrit have reached France in current hours, primarily to the north, with peaks of 80 to 90 km/h anticipated domestically this Thursday, December 28. Several departments, together with Morbihan, Finistère, Côtes-d’Armor, Manche, Calvados, Pas-de-Calais and Nord, had been positioned below yellow vigilance for violent winds by Météo-France. This Thursday night, Manche, Charente-Maritime, Pas-de-Calais, Nord, Aisne, Oise, Marne, Aube, Ardennes and Bas-Rhin are nonetheless on yellow alert for floods and – or – violent winds.