Chi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 972 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2456 times:
I was aboard Southwest Flt. 260 MDW-DTW last week. We landed on Runway 21 R and the pilot slammed on the breaks. When we came to the intersection of 27R/9L the pilot suddenly turned the plane to the right half of the runway and then swung the aircraft into a complete 180 to the left. we were now turned around and were headed in the direction we just came in on.(keep in mind, this was all on the active runway) He then turned an immediate left onto the first taxi (shown on map) and then to gate A9 in the Berry Terminal.
I have never ever encountered a procedure like this before in all my years of flying. I thought this was quite dangerous especially with aircraft on final behind us (I dont know how large the spacing was).
Brenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1831 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2397 times:
I flew into TNN on an MD-90 a couple of years ago. TNN is a single-runway airport that has shared ops with the local AFB. The pilot didn't quite manage to stop before the last exit to the taxiway ... no problem, he went towards the end of the runway, moved to one side and turned the A/C around on the runway -- I really didn't think we had enough space for that, but he managed ... I'm sure it happens more often than we think.
Vref5 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2364 times:
Heh... you want an unusual landing procedure? A certain operator won't fly to airports above 8000 ft MSL (elevation).
So if you do an emergency diversion to places like La Paz, Bolivia (13,325 ft or so?)... it can get interesting for multiple reasons. Especially since planes' maximum cabin altitude (pressurized) may go up to only about 12,000 ft. Not to mention the high altitude performance, any runway contamination, braking performance, the mountains around it, amongst other things.
Result: you'd have to depressurize the plane after landing and drop the oxygen masks until you park the airplane.
Flyingdove From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1950 times:
Had a similar experience recently at EWR... our CO 735 landed on 11/29 and then made a 180 degree turn on the runway, avoiding crossing the other two runways, which were both active with takeoffs and landings. The pilot then gunned the engines, taxied down the runway and got us out of the way before the next plane landed on our runway.
Navairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1784 times:
I've had about 3 or 4 similar landings on WN like that at JAX, of course it usually only happened on late night arrivals. I've had only one that I can recall on any other airline (perhaps AA since they are in the same concourse as WN) but again it was a late night arrival and JAX doesn't exactly have an overwhelming amount of traffic.