A completely unexpected go around was this Emirates 777 A6-EBX arriving from Dubai today at Newcastle Airport.
The wind had been gusting at around 25 to 31kts this Thursday morning. Having established on the approach for runway 25 and been cleared to land by the controller, it looked like a normal approach in the challenging crosswinds from the south.
As the 777 disappeared behind the hedge before touching down, it slammed down onto runway 25, the spoilers deployed, and the next thing full power was applied for a go around.
I've never seen anything like it here at Newcastle Airport. The aircraft then came in for a 2cnd approach and landed safely
Upon landing the aircraft was inspected and initially there was thought to be damage to the rear landing gear. Upon further inspection though it was deemed safe to fly and the aircraft departed Newcastle for Dubai 45 minutes later than planned.
Publicado a 29/11/2018