Kaneporta1 From Greece, joined May 2005, 786 posts, RR: 12 Posted (10 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3343 times:
I was at the Hatton Cross station watching airplanes land at rw 27L, and at 5.45pm, Fri, Nov 18, an Iberia A321 landed then an Aer Lingus A321 (with no landing lights on) went around, followed by a British Airways A319. After this, a couple of airplanes landed on 27R and then the 27L landings resumed. Any idea what, if anything, happened?
PS. Those A32Xs are slow taking off but they during the go-around, they shot up like rockets!!!
[Edited 2005-11-21 16:48:06]
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Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3294 times:
The main reason for go-arounds at LHR is to do with aircraft being too slow to vacate the runway, hence aircraft on final approach need to go around again. It's not unsusual for ATC to switch landings momentarily to let aircraft land. On this occasion it could be something else.
LHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2847 times:
Routine runway inspections are done amongst the arriving traffic, you just drive a few hundred metres of the runway at a time then get out of there when the tower says before the next aircraft is cleared to land!
Perhaps the most likely thing is a burst tyre on the IB 321. In the event of a burst tyre you will get go-arounds as the entire length of the runway the aircraft used must be immediately checked for debris before any other aircraft can use it.
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BA0284 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2826 times:
The arrivals for the runway in use can be all stopped for things such as a Bird Strike, purely for fact that there could be a piece of fried bird on the Runway or a mechanical object due to the bird strike that could affect the safety of incoming arrivals.