A flight carrying Prince Harry and his wife Duchess Meghan was forced to abort its landing in Australia Friday after the pilot determined another plane was slow getting off the runway.
According to Reuters.com, Qantas Flight QF6031 was preparing to land at Sydney Airport when the pilot dropped the plane to 125 feet. The crew saw a plane rolling off the runway slower than anticipated, so the pilot pulled up and performed a standard go-around.
The go-around technique is used when a pilot aborts a landing and makes another attempt after circling the airport. Go-arounds are performed more than 800 times each year in Australia.
“The captain advised those onboard they’d be doing a go-around as there was another aircraft on the runway that took longer than expected to take-off,” a Qantas spokeswoman told Reuters.
A source on the plane told Reuters there was no panic onboard at the time of the aborted landing and the pilot informed passengers they would have another opportunity to witness the “amazing views of Sydney Harbor.”
The plane managed to land safely at 6 p.m. local time.
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