A British Airways plane was forced to abort a landing at the Heathrow airport due to high winds.
According to Sky News, the jet arrived from Aberdeen at around 10:50 am on Monday but the pilot abandoned the scheduled landing as the aircraft was buffeted by strong winds caused by Storm Corrie.
A video footage showed the plane beginning a bumpy ascent before the right wing lifts into the air, sending the aircraft careening down the runway at a dramatic angle.
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The pilot then made the decision to abort, before successfully landing the plane at the second attempt.