low approach

i. An approach over an airport or a runway following an instrument approach procedure or VFR (visual flight rules) approach, including the overshoot maneuver, where the pilot does not make a contact with the runway and goes around from a very low height.
ii. An approach which is well below the specified glide path and its continuation is likely to result in the aircraft touching short of the touchdown point.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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