Two planes, one runway

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16 Responses to Two planes, one runway

  1. Handy N Handsome says:

    “WHOOOPS !”

    Air Traffic Control.

  2. Paulo says:

    It happens quite a bit, actually. Usually controller says,” ________ slow it down” (the plane on final) and “proceed immediate departure” to the plane ready for TO. The plane on the runway is either ready or not, and if they aren’t ready to go they should not have taxiied out into position.

    The controllers rely on pilots to make it work, and the company who owns the plane landing just lost a lot of money as they have to initiate a go around and slot back in to sequence.

    • Flight-ER-Doc says:

      The controller busted separation. 2 minutes / 5 miles?

      Which shows the true similarity between pilots and ATC. When a pilot screws up, the pilot dies.

      When ATC screws up, the pilot dies…

  3. Dan Patterson says:

    “Caution, wake turbulence”.

    • crazyeighter says:

      Yep. I believe if I were the pilot of the approaching plane, I would have waved off as soon as I saw the other plane on the roll.

    • Capt. Craig says:

      No, not in this case, wake turbulence only starts after the aircraft is airborne and the landing aircraft would have touched down before the lift-off point. The landing aircraft commenced his go around prematurely as he would have landed after the other aircraft was airborne. This was a non event.

  4. DC Smith says:

    Operational error, clearly a loss of separation!

  5. Critter says:

    Definitely a pants filling moment.

  6. Bob M says:

    “Caution, wake turbulence”.

    That’s the real hazard.

  7. Knucklehead says:

    I was a passenger on a SAS 747 landing at JFK some years back. Window seat, looking out as the ground came up to meet us, nearly there, when the pilot stood that big sucker on its tail and de-assed the area. I had no idea a 747 could climb like that.

    He went into circling and after a little while, come on the intercom with a nice little Swedish accent
    and told us, “Ladies and gentlemen, now that we have cleaned up the cockpit, I can tell you that as we were about to land on our runway we found it otherwise occupied. I decided it was best to depart the area as quickly as possible. I hope you will forgive the inconvenience.”

    There was bit of applause and some nervous laughter.

    • Steve S. says:

      In regards to 747 performance. Oh yeah! I was part of the ‘self loading baggage’, as the flight crew referred to us, on the E4B for 5 years. Those suckers can climb. They don’t look it, but they are actually some of the fastest commercial jets flying. To be exact, the top 2 ‘fastest passenger jets’ are 747 variants.

  8. bogsidebunny says:

    That’s why God invented the TOGA button.

  9. Pointy End Out says:

    Ohshit ohshit ohshit ohshit ohshit ohshit
    Up baby please UP!

  10. Nemo says:

    I was a passenger on a flight into BOS landing in a really dense fog. The fog was so dense that after we landed on the second try you couldn’t see the ground from the aircraft window. As the plane made the second approach you could’ve heard a pin drop on that plane and I saw several people making the sign of the cross on themselves.

    Another time I was flying into LAX on a bright cloudless day, not even any smog. We could clearly see the airport runway as the plane turned onto its final heading. As we pass over the outer marker the guy I was flying with, a licensed small plane pilot, says “We’re too high”. About ten seconds after that the engines start to rev up and we did a go around in CLEAR AIR with no air traffic in sight.

  11. OldNFO says:

    Yep, major separation failure… And the bird landing was smart enough to abort early and miss the wake turbulence, which goes aft and down.

  12. snuffy says:

    Some tin pusher just got a write up.

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