Video Footage Of Virgin Atlantic Emergency Landing

As most of you probably have heard by now, a Virgin Atlantic flight between London Gatwick and Las Vegas made an emergency landing yesterday. The plane had issues with the gear after takeoff, and after circling for nearly four hours it made an emergency landing back at London Gatwick. Fortunately the plane landed safely with no serious injuries.

What’s really cool is the footage of the plane making an emergency landing (as you can see, the right-most gear isn’t out):

And it seems the cabin crew did a great job preparing passengers for the emergency landing, based on this video:

I’m happy it all ended well, and am also grateful that I’ve never been in such a situation before.

(Tip of the hat to Miles from Blighty)


  1. Amazed the engine housing didnt scrape the ground a little. Maybe the crew had everyone lean to the left. Glad it worked out safely, there has been enough recent bad news already.

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