Earlier today, BA492 aborted a landing at Gibraltar due to a strong tailwind, according to this article. Videos of the go-around show the Airbus A320 undergoing pronounced oscillation in the roll axis:

[Content warning: both videos contain profanities]

What is the cause of such large magnitude oscillations?


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  • $\begingroup$ The flaps seem partially extended, would that have any effect? $\endgroup$ – zymhan Feb 26 at 0:31
  • $\begingroup$ It was 'normal' operation - southerly winds create rotors coming off th Rock. This was warned to all aircraft when these wind conditions exist. The flight crew executed a go around and proceeded to Malaga. $\endgroup$ – Mike Brass Feb 28 at 9:52
  • $\begingroup$ This video by Mentour Pilot explains what happened. $\endgroup$ – Bianfable Mar 1 at 12:25

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