Some insane footage has emerged of an Aeromexico Connect Embraer 145 coming in for landing and missing the runway by a long shot. In the video you can see the plane making several turns on approach, including on short final. The video is shot by a passenger, so you know it’s a crazy landing when the passengers can see the runway next to them during a go around.
Here’s the video:
Ultimately we don’t know what happened here, so I don’t want to judge the circumstances. I’ve experienced several go arounds over the years, including some in situations of low visibility. It’s a strange feeling when you’re doing a go around and realize you were in no way lined up with the runway.
In this case it sure looks like the pilots waited a long time before initiating a go around (you’d think they would have known a bit earlier the approach wasn’t going to work), though perhaps there’s more to the story. Most importantly, fortunately they did initiate a go around (eventually), and landed safely.
Regardless, that footage is so crazy that I can’t not share it.