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1stspotter 3rd Feb 2013 15:09

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?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4956820930197

http://video.ak.fbcdn.net/hvideo-ak-...d5ef8ff202ad28

b747heavy 3rd Feb 2013 15:13

Hard touchdown with a bounce......good decision I would say :D

Lyman 3rd Feb 2013 15:25

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.

Flying Wild 3rd Feb 2013 15:25

Looked like a pretty high sink rate before they touched down.

ATC Watcher 3rd Feb 2013 15:58

both links show now a black window, has KLM removed the video aready ?

busav8r 3rd Feb 2013 15:58


Hard touchdown with a bounce......good decision I would say
I agree. It was a good decision.

750XL 3rd Feb 2013 15:59

Video seems fine here.

Melax 3rd Feb 2013 16:02

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.

ATC Watcher 3rd Feb 2013 16:42

Thanks Melax, that was it indeed ! works now !
Good hard landing, good decision to go around , will continue to fly KLM ..:E

DaveReidUK 3rd Feb 2013 18:22


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 ?

JonF 3rd Feb 2013 19:06

What could have been the outcome and why if no GA had occurred?

One word answers of 'crash' not accepted!

DaveReidUK 3rd Feb 2013 22:41


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. :)

Lord Spandex Masher 3rd Feb 2013 22:48

Bad crash.

Airclues 3rd Feb 2013 22:53

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!

DaveReidUK 4th Feb 2013 06:58


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.

PURPLE PITOT 4th Feb 2013 09:42

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!

PURPLE PITOT 4th Feb 2013 10:08

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.

walterthesofty 4th Feb 2013 10:24

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.:yuk:

PURPLE PITOT 4th Feb 2013 11:03

Walter:), we can at least try to educate them!

ManofMan 4th Feb 2013 11:34

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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