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Old Jan 6, 20, 11:09 pm
Join Date: Apr 2003
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EK748 aborted landing in DXB on Dec 28

Was on EK748 from Tunis to Dubai on Dec 28. We were landing way ahead of schedule, and suddenly, during the final approach to the runway, the pilot pulled up and decided to turn around instead. The crew acted like nothing happened and half of us were like what the *** was going on. A few minutes later, the pilot came to announce something to the effect of "The President's plane was in front of us and required space and we are the victim of this." (Not sure if I heard the words correctly.) What would he be referring to and should ATC have done something about this beforehand so that a plane did not have to turn around ?

When we landed 12 minutes later, everyone clapped.
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