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Video of KLM B747 go-around at CUR

Old 3rd Feb 2013, 15:09
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Video of KLM B747 go-around at CUR

This video shows a KLM Boeing 747-400 which makes a go-around immediately after the main landing gear touches the runway at Curacao (CUR).

This happened at January 27.

Landings seems far down the runway but is because of displaced threshold.

Why the go-around?

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Old 3rd Feb 2013, 15:13
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Hard touchdown with a bounce......good decision I would say
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I was next to the penalty box on 1L SFO when a KAL initiated a GA over the numbers, at 100 feet.

A very long time ago.

impressive.
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Looked like a pretty high sink rate before they touched down.
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both links show now a black window, has KLM removed the video aready ?
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Hard touchdown with a bounce......good decision I would say
I agree. It was a good decision.

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Video seems fine here.
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Nope, check your screen settings (Resolution and color depth) I found out that on certain sites (CNN is one of them) on one of my computers if 16 bits is selected I see a black window, I have to set it back to 32bits. (It's a laptop hence graphically limited) hope that helps... Kind Regards.
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Old 3rd Feb 2013, 16:42
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Thanks Melax, that was it indeed ! works now !
Good hard landing, good decision to go around , will continue to fly KLM ..
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has KLM removed the video aready ?
It clearly wasn't uploaded by KLM - are you suggesting that an airline has the right to demand removal of any video just because it features one of its aircraft ?
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What could have been the outcome and why if no GA had occurred?

One word answers of 'crash' not accepted!
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What could have been the outcome and why if no GA had occurred?
I suspect the most likely outcome would have been that the aircraft taxied from the runway to the gate.
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Old 3rd Feb 2013, 22:48
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Bad crash.
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This was a hardish touchdown followed by a bounce. Had a go-around not been carried out, the next touchdown would have been considerably harder and probably would have damaged the aircraft. An excellent decision!
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Had a go-around not been carried out, the next touchdown would have been considerably harder and probably would have damaged the aircraft.
If every time an aircraft bounced on landing it was inevitably followed by a series of increasingly harder runway contacts, as you seem to suggest, then most large airports would see dozens of GAs every day.
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Hard to tell from the audio, but the G/A decision was probably made before touchdown due to what appears to be a high sink rate. Once you hit toga, you're going!
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Just looked again, the ground spoilers did not start to deploy, and the rotation rate was that of a planned go around. Definately made before touchdown. Probably due to high rate of descent/windshear, but i wasn't on the stick that day, so pure speculation.
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I guess the crew involved are mightily relieved the butty munching anorak clad experts on the balcony have in the whole approved their actions on the day.
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Walter, we can at least try to educate them!
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I guess the crew involved are mightily relieved the butty munching anorak clad experts on the balcony have in the whole approved their actions on the day

Walt me old mucker...I notice that you seem to spend most of your days in the spotters corner, trying your best to get a response by slagging people off. Were you ejecected from a enthusiast club as a child ?? Or maybee your wife had an affair with a spotter ??

Maybe it is time to come clean and explain why you troll the spotters balcony looking for victims ??
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