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WestJet Denies Close Call Caught on Camera at St. MaartenWestjet 2652 (CYYZ-TNCM) descended through MDA, was pictured about 50 feet off the ocean surface at Princess Juliana. They executed a go-around and landed successfully later. WestJet denies anything happened. Pictures show a very low aircraft. (www.christinenegroni.com) More...
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Westjet 2652...."call the ball".
Even better video
The problem with that video is that it does not show what happened before TOGA mode. Why is that?
The video shows that the plane came in too low so the pilots executed a missed approach and landed safely the second time around. Nothing to be ashamed of, no need to deny anything.
It even looks like the aircraft wake is visible behind the airplane at the surface!
The pilot obviously got a
"Wave Off" when the LSO saw their tail hook was not deployed.
He very likely would have caught the first cable otherwise.
Happens all the time, the system worked as designed.