This video of a British Airways flight attempting to land in high winds is terrifying

This video of a British Airways flight attempting to land in high winds is terrifying
The British Airways Airbus A320 appeared to be struggling to stay steady as it flew over Gibraltar (Photo: Shutterstock)

Footage has emerged of a British Airways Airbus A320 fighting to stay level as it battles with a strong crosswind above Gibraltar.

The hair-raising video, posted by Airlive.net, shows flight number BA492 (between London Heathrow and Gibraltar) rocking violently in the air while performing a go around.

Ultimately, the plane attempted to land at Gibraltar International Airport just before 11am (UTC), then changed course and diverted to Malaga at 11:40am.

Despite the alarming nature of the clip, the plane landed safely in Malaga, and the passengers on board were then transferred to Gibraltar by bus.