Dramatic video shows British Airways plane swaying in sky as it attempts to land

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Shocking footage has emerged of the moment a British Airways flight rocks and rolls from side to side as it attempts to land in Gibraltar.

The video shows the Airbus A320, which can hold more than 180 people, being thrown around by strong winds as it approaches the airport, with the wings dipping and lifting by nearly 45 degrees as it tilts before it turns away.

The pilot of flight BA492, which left London Heathrow at roughly 8.30am on Monday, diverted to nearby Malaga as a precaution.

The man who filmed the incident, who preferred not to give his name, said: "Being where we are we see a lot of the landings, but never one as rough as that.

"Glad that I wasn't on it!"

A British Airways spokesman said: "The flight has landed safely and passengers have left the aircraft normally.

"Due to strong winds in the Gibraltar area, our pilots decided to land in Malaga as a precaution.

"The safety of our customers and crew is always our number one priority."