Moment Man City plane struggles to land in Manchester due to high winds.
Manchester City’s entourage was involved in a scary moment on their return from Portugal after their plane was forced to land in Liverpool due to high winds.
The Citizens were jetting back to the UK after their continental assignment in the Champions League in Lisbon.
Pep Guardiola’s side had travelled to Portugal to face Sporting Lisbon in their first leg of the last 16 of the European competition.
City were thoroughly impressive during the trip as they hammered their hosts 5-0 to have one foot in the quarter-finals.
Man City plane struggles to land
However, on their way back, the Man City contingent had to take an unexpected detour and land in Liverpool instead due to high winds which hampered a safe landing in Manchester.
Daily Mail reports City’s plane had to circle over Manchester three times before it was diverted to Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport.
Scary moment Man City's plane struggles to land at Manchester Airport on way home from Portugal as high winds force them to divert to Liverpool after they had circled THREE times pic.twitter.com/FH0J76HyIF
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) February 17, 2022
Video footage capturing the scary moment has since emerged, highlighting the seriousness of the situation.
In the footage, the Titan Airways Boeing 757 aircraft can be seen almost at a standstill in flight as it struggles with the high winds.
#ManCity can confirm the plane transporting the first team home from Lisbon has landed safely in Liverpool, after high winds forced a diversion from Manchester. ✈️🛬#ManCity pic.twitter.com/zEdUz2jUnY
— CITY TIME 🕗 (@CITY_TIME_) February 16, 2022
City plane lands safely
Meanwhile, the Premier League giants later confirmed the team eventually had a safe landing.
“We can confirm the plane transporting the first team home from Lisbon has landed safely in Liverpool, after high winds forced a diversion from Manchester,” the club tweeted.
The development was also confirmed by the Liverpool Airport which said:
“Great to safely welcome Manchester City to the football capital of England.”