The Airbus A320, which can hold more than 180 people, was also recorded dipping and rotating by various people on the ground, who posted the dramatic footage on social media. "It was very scary and people were shouting "Oh my god" and praying".
"I, as a father of three young children, started saying my last prayers", passenger Eli Hassett said of the roller coaster-like sensation during what felt like a "near-death experience", as per The Sun.
Passengers panicked and screamed during the ordeal, but he had nothing but praise for the cabin crew members who "behaved fantastically as usual", while trying to calm everyone down.
Mr Hassett said the plane was not shaking but was tilting "like a rollercoaster.it was just flipping and flapping".
".Was just in my office [and] heard loud engine noises so looked out and saw the plane doing amusing maneuvers".
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The video appears to show the approach to the airport before the flight diverted to Malaga-Costa del Sol.
Local businessman Ramesh Samtani, 65, was on the flight and said the plane was "swinging from left to right" as it attempted to land in Gibraltar.
Plane staff reportedly warned passengers there would be a rough ride due to weather, Daily Mail says, and pilots eventually chose to land as a precaution.
It added that safety is always its top priority.
Another commented: "Omg, glad I was not sat on that".