4holer26 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 65 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3771 times:
So I'm spotting at SNA today, and in a period of about 20 minutes, 3 out of 5 commercial arrivals aborted landing. First was a AA 752, then a WN -700 and lastly a CO 737. The CO and WN aircraft both eventually made another approach and landed. However, the AA flight never came back. Flightaware says it landed, but my eyes were fixed on that airport at the time it says the flight landed, so I can tell you indeed it did not. Does anyone know of a diversion?
Also, winds seemed calm. Could these aborted landings have anything to do with the wildfires that are going on?
ONTFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 382 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
I was near SNA this morning from 0800-1100 and in those 3 hours I saw planes departing on the 19 until about 1000 when I saw departures switch to 1 with no arrivals. My best guess would be that the huge smoke cloud was interferring with the normal approch to 19 and planes were diverted while departures continued on 1.