Including the displaced threshold, it's only 4000 feet long at an elevation of 4000'. Additionally it's hot, so I would probably make the same type of approach myself, although I would try to stay on a 3° glide path. Nothing more embarrassing than going off the end of a runway when you left 1500' feet behind you.
Actually it took quite a while for the go-around call after they lost vis. In other words, they kept descending for a few moments. Totally unprofessional. Also there was no "Landing" call at minimums. It was very poorly done.
Get a grip is right. What we have here is a mechanical failure - which can happen on any mechanical device - that has been turned into a volcanic explosion that demolished half the industry by sensationalist journalism. This type of reporting is common throughout the world and without any controls on this absurd reporting, a scuffed tire turns into an emergency landing.
In reality, an engine failure on a 4-holer is truly a non-event. An "event" is a fire that can't be extinguished, loss of pressurization at 410, or any other occurrence without redundant systems.
Get a grip, news.com.au....although the reporter HAS twigged on a glaring discrepancy with the cabin crew not keeping the non-English-speaking pax apprised of what was happening.