Emirates Investigating Missed NYC Landing Approach

Emirates said it’s reviewing an incident where an A380 was reported as flying low on a runway approach at New York’s JFK airport earlier this month.

Tracking data from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey posted on Aviation Herald recorded the A380 at an altitude of 338 feet at its lowest point during the attempted landing before its crew called in a “missed approach” and ascended to attempt another landing.

The missed approach was conducted “in the interests of safety” an Emirates spokesperson said in a statement to Arabian Business.

“A missed approach is a standard flight operations procedure when the landing criteria for any reason is not satisfactory. Safety is Emirates number one priority and an internal review into the event is underway,” the statement went on to add.


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