Runway incursion after tower controller change in progress

So I was on final approach, tower announces controller change. On Unicom I announce I’m on final, there’s 2 planes holding short. Of course when tower goes offline one of them enters the runway to takeoff with me on final approach.

Server: Expert
Route: CYYC-CYVR


Final approach, announced final on Unicom.


Decides to squeeze in takeoff while I’m about to land since tower left


Going around


Buttered the second attempt

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This unfortunately tends to happen when ATC changes occur. You did the right thing by going around.

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Good job with the GA. Coming from an IFATC member, we try (at least I do) to get traffic minimal before going offline. Nice flying.

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