Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Plane Aborted Its Landing Seconds Before Reaching Sydney

The plane carrying Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Australia had to abort its landing in Sydney because another aircraft was on the runway below.

The airplane came within seconds of landing but the pilot had to pull away again and re-approach when the coast was clear.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on a 16-day tour through Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, and were on the specially-chartered Qantas flight late Friday, local time, with their traveling cohort of staff and journalists.

BBC journalist Simon Atkinson posted a dramatic video of the first attempted landing.

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An announcement from the flight deck said: “There was an aircraft on the runway a little slow to roll … so the decision was taken to abort the landing,” the BBC reported.

The royal couple left Tonga earlier that day, after a colorful and joyful visit.

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The royals are spending the weekend in Sydney for the closing of the Invictus Games, for wounded, sick and injured veterans and armed forces members.

This article originally appeared on People. For more stories like this, visit people.com.

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