Emirates plane misses UK runway in heavy winds

Transport

Pilot fails twice to land place at windswept Birmingham Airport and is forced to divert to Gatwick

An Emirates Airline plane was caught on video on Thursday as it struggled to land at Birmingham Airport in the UK in heavy winds.

David Goodship filmed the Emirates plane as it missed the approach and had to circle the runway before trying again.

After missing a second attempt to land the pilot was forced to divert to Gatwick airport.

Emirates flight (EK 039) was due to arrive at 11.50am at Birmingham.

Strong winds caused problems for planes trying to land at the airport but an airport spokesman told local media that no flights were cancelled.

Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Most Discussed
  • 22
    World's most pierced man refused entry to the UAE

    Its quite hypocritical & childish that most people use their children as excuses to persecute their views unto others. Were all of you as innocent when... more

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 9:03 AM - Calvin Pinto
  • 13
    Baby NOT on board?

    I am sure the Writer of this article as well as some of the guys who commented would have been the best behaved kids in their times; never ran around... more

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 4:44 PM - Wildwine
  • 5
    CEO of Just Falafel to step down

    Every word mentioned above by Omar is 100% true. I have been closely watching and analyzing JF and I am wondering at their strategy, speed of growth and... more

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 8:24 PM - Ivar
This Week's Magazine »

Cover Story 1

Lighting the way
Half of all televisions and mobile phones sold in the UAE make their way to the shelves via the Eros Group. Chief executive Deepak Babani explains how he has managed to stay ahead of a rapidly evolving market and what he thinks will drive the group over the next ten years.

Also in this issue

Subscribe Now