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William Barron (above left) with business partner, Captain Christopher Hudson

William Barron (above left) with business partner, Captain Christopher Hudson

William Barron (above left) with business partner, Captain Christopher Hudson

While it's William who first brings up THAT viral video, he's a bit conflicted about it. Airline pilot Captain William Barron, from Derry, went viral in 2017 and was lauded as a hero after he was filmed battling to bring his plane down safely in the midst of a storm - and he says he hasn't lived it down since.

The 40-year-old pilot won praise for keeping control of the Monarch Airlines plane after it bounced off the runway at Birmingham Airport, as he touched down from Malaga during Storm Doris. As severe winds sent the plane back into the air, he kept his cool and landed safely.


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