Ethiopian Airline had earlier through its General Manager, in Nigeria, Firihiewot Mekonnen said that that the flight ET 901, which departed from Addis Ababa on its way to Lagos encountered bad weather during landing and made a go-around
the airport for better and smooth landing saying that aborting the flight was in tandem with standard procedure.
The NTSB determined the probable cause(s) of this accident to include: "The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control during an attempted go-around
in gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in an exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack and a subsequent aerodynamic stall."
One key finding was the pilot decided to attempt a go-around
due to "the lack of instructions to flight crew concerning the most suitable procedures to adopt in the case of single or multiple bird strikes in the landing phase".
Some have crossing runways, where a go-around
might conflict not only with the traffic on its runway, but traffic arriving or departing another runway.
Extreme cases of ballooning call for a go-around
. Without some attempt to recover from an episode of ballooning, a hard landing likely will result, which may or may not involve a bounce.
" refers to an aborted landing of an aircraft that is on final approach.The report said the plane made three attempts to land, including the final, fatal one.
Our Joint Type Wing SOP defines mandatory go-around
line speeds (100 KCAS at the 4 board, 80 KCAS at the 3 board), but nothing delineates a "go-around
During a simulated engine-out approach in a gusty crosswind, the instructor called for a go-around
at about 50 feet agl.
Once the decision to go abort the landing is made, you should go into automatic "go-around
mode." The reason for it can wait, as can the CTAF discussion and explanation to your passengers.
The more complicated the airplane, the more things to do, and the more reasons there may be to perform the go-around
in the first place.
Unable to slow the airplane to a safe landing speed, he attempted a go-around
. The engine "appeared to rev up," but there was little power observed.
According to the pilot, at about 15 feet agl, the airplane "broke from straight and level flight," the left main landing gear contacted the turf runway and he immediately performed a go-around
. Ground personnel contacted the pilot via radio and informed him that the left main landing gear had detached from the airplane.