There has been quite a bit of weather in the UK over the past few days, and it seems like that has been leading to quite a few airplane go arounds.
Check out this YouTube video of Air France 1068, an Airbus A320, performing three go arounds while trying to land in Manchester on Tuesday:
After making a third go around they decided to divert to London Gatwick, where they safely landed on the first try.
Go arounds aren’t really unusual. I’ve had a handful of them over the years, and if anything they’re kind of fun, because they show you just how powerful these planes are.
That being said, I’d say that three go arounds are unusual. Of course going around is the safe thing to do, though at the same time you’ve gotta wonder just how much in fuel reserves they have left after three go arounds and a diversion.