Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Plane Aborts Landing Seconds From Touchdown in Australia

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It was a scary moment for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as their plane aborted its landing just seconds before they were supposed to touch down.

They were returning to Australia from Tonga, where they had been as part of a 16-day royal tour.

A reporter who was also on board the Qantas charter flight with the royal couple shot video from his seat as the plane suddenly changed course, then ascended.

The pilot told passengers he'd made the swift change because of another plane on the runway.

"We were too close, so the decision was made to abort the landing. It was what we call a missed approach," the pilot explained.

But on the plus side, he added, "You'll get another great view of the harbor!"

Minutes later, the plane landed safely at Sydney Airport.

The scare didn't put Meghan off her fashion game: Later on Friday night, she dazzled in an Oscar de la Renta gown at the Australia Geographic Society Awards that some say made her look like a Disney princess.


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