Elcapi1980 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3100 times:
Yesterday I was at the airport (MIA), and I saw an A330 in the final approach for rwy 9L. To my point of view, that plane was coming down really fast, I kept watching and all the sudden the plane was going around, my first reaction was to see the if there was another airplane in the runway that may caused this incident, but it wasn't. What I think it happened....Is that the plane had to go missed because the pilot could not slow down the plane......
my question is ....When the this situation occurs... Does the pilot assume any kind of responsibility, what are the correction if any......
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17425 posts, RR: 66
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2922 times:
I happens. Things don't line up in time. There are rules for this, like "flight path has to be stabilized, wings level by altitude such and such." Better a go around than scraping a wingtip along the runway, or worse.
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
Aguilo From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2779 times:
MIA is probably the best major airport there is anywhere for spotting as one of the main runways runs parallel to a major highway (I75) and a smaller perimeter road (called "perimeter road" appropriately) where you can stop and spot from (or at least you could pre 9/11 don't know about now - though I did it at night regardless)
Rick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2268 times:
It is a completely safe procedure, executed in this case it seems by the aircraft not being fully stabilised on the approach. The crew made the right decision, went around, and came back in again.
No justification is needed, sometimes ATC don't help matters by issuing poor vectors or keeping us high, sometimes the pilots just get it wrong. It doesn't matter.
Incidentally the call is "go around" from either pilot. The flying pilot then executes the missed approach.
Air Traffic Control may issue a "go around" instruction for any reason (including if they consider your approach to be outside parameters). Your landing clearance is subsequently cancelled, you must go around.
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
Nwairlinkfo From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2121 times:
Sometimes during poor weather (or normal) conditions the on-board windshear detection equipment will sense a loss in airspeed in accordance with a micro-burst encounter which will trigger the "Windshear-Windshear" aural warnings. At least at our company, that is an automatic go-around procedure....especially in South Florida where windshear associated with thunderstorms/microbursts is a somewhat common experience. This might have been one reason for an otherwise normal landing to become a go-around.