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American Airlines plan to bounce on London runway during storm: Video

American Airlines plan to bounce on London runway during storm: Video

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An American Airlines plane bounced off a runway in London on Wednesday while battling strong winds that nearly sent it flying back into the sky.

The heart-wrenching video shows the Boeing 777 oscillating from left to right just several hundred feet above the platform at London's Heathrow Airport as it attempts to land at 11:45 a.m. after a seemingly confident and easy landing.

The plane's shaking nose then straightens to be level with its body before jumping straight into the air again, the footage shows. Shared by Big Jet TV Shows.

Somehow, the pilots managed to return the huge plane to the ground for a safe landing.

the The 308-seat aircraft encountered strong headwinds and dense fog brought by Storm Gerrit, a supercell thunderstorm that caused widespread flooding, tore off roofs of houses and killed many people across the UK.

Despite flying through strong winds — reaching speeds of up to 80 miles per hour in some areas — the American Airlines plane was only 20 minutes late arriving at Europe's largest airport. FlightAware data appears.

She had traveled 6,000 miles and about 11 hours from California when she encountered a frightening turbulence.

A US airline's Boeing 777 begins oscillating in the air during its final approach to London's Heathrow Airport on December 26. BigJet TV/YouTube
The 308-seat aircraft encountered strong headwinds and dense fog brought by Storm Gerrit, which struck the United Kingdom. BigJet TV/YouTube

No injuries were reported associated with this terrifying landing.

However, Storm Gerrit would later force Heathrow Airport to cancel 18 flights due to air traffic control restrictions on domestic routes. Flights to European cities such as Barcelona and Berlin were also affected.

The storm also caused widespread disruption to train service several hundred miles north in Scotland, where travel was suspended on some lines until officials could conduct a full examination of the network. A tree fell and hit the driver's cabin of a train, but no one was injured.

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The plane was tilted moments before its tires touched the ground. BigJet TV/YouTube
Somehow, the pilots managed to return the huge plane to the ground for a safe landing. BigJet TV/YouTube

American Airlines did not immediately respond to The Post's request for comment.

With mail wires

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