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Go around

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.


An A320 was on approach to its destination. It intercepted the localizer and glideslope and was stabilized before the decision altitude. Close to the runway threshold there was windshear reported by a plane which tried to land before them. The pilots continued the approach but were forced to go around after the windshear made the landing impossible. They tried to land again, but had to go around a second time. The pilots decided to divert to their alternate airport which was 100km from their position. When they reached this airport, the visibility was low and getting worse. The pilots tried an approach but had to go around again after they couldn’t see the runway. At this time they declared an emergency because of low fuel. On their fourth landing attempt they made a hard landing, but fortunately were able to land.

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