The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were flying back to Australia from Tonga aboard a Qantas Airlines flight, with many royal reporters on board.
As the plane began to make its decent into the Sydney Airport, the pilots had to change course at the last minute and circle back around the famed Sydney Harbour. Multiple reporters noted that the pilot came on over the intercom to inform the plane’s passengers that they had to abort their original landing due to another plane that hadn’t cleared the runway.
The moment our quick-thinking @Qantas co-pilot Ann Cole (and Captain Nigel Rosser) aborted landing at @SydneyAirport due to an unexpected plane on the runway. The Sussexes (and us!) were in great hands. Fantastic flying✈️ pic.twitter.com/cb8G6ja1L7
The pilot explained that the incident is referred to as a “missed approach.” He went on to add, “You’ll get another great view of the harbour.”
Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, started off their royal tour in Sydney, Australia, last week, and will spend Saturday there before heading to New Zealand for the final stretch of their 16-day journey. For more from the royals, who are expecting their first child, watch the clip below: