Anyone on BA492 today (25th Feb) LHR-GIB

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Old Feb 25, 19, 8:42 am
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Anyone on BA492 today (25th Feb) LHR-GIB

Well the flight later diverted to AGP, but video doesn't look so comfortable. Was wondering if anyone on-board could confirm? Possibly looks a lot worse than it felt?

Here's some video:



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Old Feb 25, 19, 8:52 am
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Curios why it kept oscillating... anyone have any idea?
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Old Feb 25, 19, 8:54 am
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Curios why it kept oscillating... anyone have any idea?
Not sure but the go-around will be manually flown so maybe constant over correction of controls not helped by changeable wind conditions around the rock??

That would be my best guess but definitely not sure.
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I bet there were lots of squeaky-bums on that aircraft!
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Could be an issue with a yaw damper?
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Nice of the pilot to wave at everyone on the ground...
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I'm struggling to believe that level of over correction..... With reported winds of 30knts.
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Just now there was an interview with a passenger on Sky news
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There's a short video from onboard,

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Old Feb 25, 19, 10:06 am
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There's a short video from onboard,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-fbHMir7Ww
From onboard it doesn’t look that bad to be fair.
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It is quite an amusing interview on Sky, the passenger had to be teased to get the "colour" - he was better on hard factual input. Full of praise for BA, Hiddy could learn from this gentleman. To see the interview, for the next few hours only, first work out how many minutes it is right now from 16:24 UK time / GMT so 17:24 CET. Approximately 45 minutes at the time of this post. Then pull back that number of minutes on the time thread at the bottom.

https://news.sky.com/watch-live

Spoiler - with some encouragement the words "rollercoaster" and "final prayers" were dragged out of our resourceful traveller. He returns to London tomorrow.
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Interesting how (according to the guy on board) the pilot said they might try to land at Gibraltar again if the weather improves. I'll admit, looking at the video I was sure on some form of mechanical issue causing the mad oscillating, but hearing that passenger's account would surely mean otherwise.
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Originally Posted by clarkeysntfc View Post
Could be an issue with a yaw damper?
Considering the yaw damper affects, well, yaw, and is generally not used during take-off and landing, unlikely.
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Originally Posted by frebethemature View Post
Interesting how (according to the guy on board) the pilot said they might try to land at Gibraltar again if the weather improves. I'll admit, looking at the video I was sure on some form of mechanical issue causing the mad oscillating, but hearing that passenger's account would surely mean otherwise.
Welcome to Flyertalk and welcome to the BA forum frebethemature, it's good to see you here, welcome on board. Personally I doubt it was mechanical, the aircraft, G-EUUY, is already on the way back to London, having waited in AGP for the GIB-LHR passengers to be coached in from the Rock. It's a well oiled process, wind and fog means this operation is done several times a year.
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Welcome to Flyertalk and welcome to the BA forum frebethemature, it's good to see you here, welcome on board. Personally I doubt it was mechanical, the aircraft, G-EUUY, is already on the way back to London, having waited in AGP for the GIB-LHR passengers to be coached in from the Rock. It's a well oiled process, wind and fog means this operation is done several times a year.
I guess it must just be the weather then. Surprised though. I'm used to seeing planes getting tossed around by the wind but this did seem quite excessive - even for Gibraltar!
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