I know what you are thinking, 'Why would flying without fear put such a scary link onto its blog?'
The reality is that this is not quite as it seems. When the media show video footage like this, they always write next to the clip something like, 'Watch the pilot struggle to land the aircraft...' It creates an image of the pilots, with their hats on like in some Hollywood 'B' movie, wrestling with the aircraft controls and narrowly avoiding disaster!
This is so far from the truth. I wish that you could come into the flight deck during a procedure that we call a 'go-around' and see how calm and together the pilots are. You can't anymore due to the locked flight deck doors!
This procedure would have been discussed during the flight and right up until the last moment of touchdown (or even on touchdown) the pilots are ready to perform a go-around. This is a procedure practiced time and time again in the simulator and it is not crisis situation at all. Please don't believe what you read and see as it is not always 100% accurate.
Now you have read that, you can watch the clip!
Richard and Paul
Flying without fear
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