An Emirates flight from Dubai to England had been scheduled to land in Birmingham around noon on Thursday. After two unsuccessful tries at a near-sideways landing, right angles and such, with passengers watching their own possible doom on small screens in the seats in front of them, the 777 airplane was finally diverted to Gatwick, about 140 miles southeast.
Watch what these heavy winds in the UK did to this fakakta airplane.
Some passengers were not exactly thrilled:
So after THREE failed attempts at landing in windy Birmingham, had to land at London Gatwick. Nice one. FFS!!! #HeadsGone
— NikeAirMiller8 (@KevonMiller85) December 5, 2013