Passengers had a lucky escape after a plane arriving from Germany veered off the runway and ended up on a grassed area after landing at Birmingham Airport. Video has emerged showing how commercial plane veers off the runway at Birmingham Airport, reportedly because of strong crosswinds. Officials at the airport said the plane, which had just arrived from Paderborn in Germany, was taxiing when it for unknown reasons turned off the taxiway. All 98 passengers safely disembarked the aircraft and no injuries for passengers and the crew.
A spokeswoman for Birmingham Airport said the airport’s rescue services rushed to the scene but there were no reports of any injuries. She said: “Birmingham Airport can confirm that an A320 aircraft belonging to charter company, Small Planet, has manoeuvred off the taxiway into grass after landing from Paderborn. Passengers have safely disembarked and have been bussed to the terminal". A spokeswoman also said that the incident had not caused any delays for passengers on other flights.
The Airbus A320 landed normally on runway 33 at Birmingham-Intl Airport, and taxied back to the terminal via taxiway „Bravo“, when directional control was somehow lost. Take a look at this video to see how Small Planet plane veers off runway!