Shocking footage shows British Airways plane battling strong winds in Gibraltar

Shocking footage has captured a British Airways flight struggling against strong winds in Gibraltar.

Richard Whalley was in his apartment when he captured the plane rocking from side to side in the clear skies on February 25 (local time).

Passengers onboard the flight from London's Heathrow Airport had to be flown to Malaga, Spain, after heavy gales buffeted the plane.

British Airways says there was no risk to passengers and arranged transport for travellers affected.

"The flight has landed safely and passengers have left the aircraft normally," said a British Airways spokesman.

"Due to strong winds in the Gibraltar area, our pilots decided to land in Malaga as a precaution. The safety of our customers and crew is always our number one priority."

Flying into Gibraltar is said to be notoriously challenging for pilots, as the Rock of Gibraltar creates difficult wind conditions.

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