The plane carrying the squad Manchester City failed to land at Manchester Airport, Wednesday (16/2), due to strong winds. Videos circulating on social media show the terrifying moment the Man City plane failed to land.
The Boeing 757 plane carrying the Man City squad from Lisbon after fighting Sporting in the Champions League, Tuesday (15/3), was originally scheduled to land at Manchester Airport on Wednesday local.
However, the pilot of the Titan Airways chartered plane failed to land at Manchester Airport due to strong winds surrounding the airport. England is currently being hit by Hurricane Dudley, making it difficult for Man City planes to land.
In the video shown by Aviation Upclose via YouTube, it can be seen that the Man City plane was unable to move on the runway when it wanted to land. The plane was unable to fight the strong winds. The plane also got a little carried away by the wind.
After failing to land at Manchester Airport after making maximum efforts, the pilot then decided to fly back. Quoted from Liverpool Echothe pilot then decided to transfer to John Lennon Airport in Liverpool.
Graphics from the Flight Radar website show the plane that took the Man City team around Manchester City three times before deciding to land in Liverpool. The wind speed at Manchester Airport when the Man City plane was about to land was reported to be more than 70 kilometers per hour.
“We can confirm the plane carrying the first team home from Lisbon has landed safely in Liverpool after strong winds forced a diversion from Manchester,” City wrote on Twitter.
The Man City squad successfully beat Sporting Lisbon 5-0 in the first leg of the Champions League last 16, Tuesday (15/2). Bernardo Silva became the star of Man City’s victory in that match after scoring two goals.