Let us say I am in final landing and I saw another aircraft is crossing the runway while I am still in air, should go around be my best choice?

If I touched down and then I saw the traffic, how could I make the best decision to avoid the conflicting traffic, increase throttle to go around, or increase brake force to stop before the impact, or decease the speed and try to exit the runway at a high speed?

  • $\begingroup$ What type of aircraft and type of airfield are we talking about? $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Commented Sep 16, 2019 at 10:20
  • $\begingroup$ For both GA and commercial aircrafts, controlled airport and uncontrolled airport $\endgroup$
    – VvV
    Commented Sep 16, 2019 at 10:23
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    $\begingroup$ How is this different to your last question? $\endgroup$
    – Jamiec
    Commented Sep 16, 2019 at 10:44
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    $\begingroup$ @Jamiec While very similar, that question asked about takeoff, this one about landing. $\endgroup$
    – Bianfable
    Commented Sep 16, 2019 at 11:04
  • $\begingroup$ So in last question, most folks prefer takeoff abortion for a crossing traffic, does that mean for landing if I touched down, braking is a better option than a touch and go? $\endgroup$
    – VvV
    Commented Sep 16, 2019 at 15:33

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When you are on short final and something is on, is entering, or even seems to be entering the runway, you execute a go around.

As for the second part of your question, given the loose parameters I'm afraid there is an infinite amount of different scenarios, and therefor I can't provide a comprehensive answer.


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