This keeps happening at the Mexico City airport, described in the media as “panic over Mexico’s air safety” as Aeromexico flight 762 from Bogota had to abort its landing on Wednesday.
At around 8:25 p.m. (local time) the aircraft was in position to deploy the landing gear, but suddenly the aircraft rose again with all the power necessary in such cases. …[F]light 762 “made a go-around in compliance with national and international security protocols” because there was another plane on the runway that had been slow to leave the site.
It was only just Sunday when a Volaris flight from Mazatlan was cleared to land at Mexico City when another Volaris flight was cleared to take off on the same runway.
Mexico’s airspace navigation service director resigned over this past weekend’s Volaris incident. The Aeromexico incident seems more common if indeed it’s attributable to a slower than expected moving aircraft, and there don’t seem to be allegations that air traffic control handled the situation improperly.
Given genuine concerns over safety there’s going to be heightened concerns over every flight issue involving the airport – and that’s a good thing.
(HT: Dennis Y.)