WATCH: British Airways flight aborts landing in Gib and diverts to Spain after winds violently rock plane

ABORTED LANDING: The flight from London Heathrow to Gibraltar diverted to the Costa del Sol in Spain. File image. Photo credit: Shutterstock

A BRITISH AIRWAYS flight from London Heathrow to Gibraltar has been diverted to Malaga-Costa del Sol airport in Spain after being hit by strong winds on approach to the Rock.

The frightening video of the approach and aborted landing of BA492 (below), credited to Rock Radio, has since gone viral on social media with more than 42,000 views in two hours.

Gibraltar Airport often wrongly described as one of the most dangerous airports in the world. It is unusual, though, as the runway is dissected by a road that is closed as aircraft land and take off.

If aircraft encounter low visibility or crosswinds on the approach they are routinely diverted to Malaga Airport and passengers are transferred to Gibraltar Airport by coach.

WATCH – ROCK ‘N ROLL: New video of aborted Gibraltar landing from INSIDE the plane

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