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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10937 posts, RR: 37
Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9582 times:

I am not sure if this is already posted.
From the Daily Mail online:


Terror on holiday jet as pilot takes evasive action to avoid hitting plane
By JAMES MILLS - More by this author » Last updated at 11:03am on 4th September 2007

Comments Comments (10)
British tourists screamed in terror when their jet came within seconds of crashing into another plane yesterday.

Their Boeing 737 was coming in to land at Palma airport on Majorca when the pilot spotted the other jet on the runway.

He pulled up sharply, avoiding disaster by only a few hundred feet.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...cle_id=479789&in_page_id=1770&ct=5


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9534 times:

Regular go around. Pax wouldn't have known there was an aircraft making a runway incursion if it was in front of their plane.

"He said a number of passengers screamed when the pilot forced the plane up using a surge of power which made the engines roar."

Jet engines do "roar"



User currently offlineMusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1098 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9487 times:

It seems to me according to the news this is just a routine go around. The daily mail people just wrote a drama out of a go around, thats it.....


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User currently offlineNG1Fan From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 9252 times:

I've been lucky to experience a couple of go-arounds - the most memorable at LAX - memorable since they put us into a holding pattern for another 30 min or so. Captain always informed pax - always because aircraft hadn't cleared runway.

But you do get to feel the power of engines once they spool up! Nothing to be afraid of.

Must have been a slow news day at the Daily Mail - too many journalists, not enough news!

NG1Fan


User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 9032 times:

My workmate just told me about this:

"did you hear about the BMI accident at Malaga?"

"no"

"BMI plane came in to land and there was another plane on the runway - the pilot took extreme manouvers and the passengers screamed - very close call"

"A go around then. Righto".

"A go around?"

" Yes. It happens ten times a day at Heathrow?"

"How can it though? I dont think air travel is as safe as they say it is"

"Its fine. Really, dont worry."

"I'm only flying with reputable carriers now..."

The media have a lot to answer for IMHO.

[Edited 2007-09-04 15:41:24]


What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3987 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 8907 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):

Oh dear... see what the stupid media in this country is capable of!


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17152 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 8884 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):

OMG so annoying this is.

Quoting Swiftski (Reply 1):

Really cool video. Is it a 757??



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User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8510 times:

B767, by the shape of the wing, I would say.

Totally normal. Journalists are even stupider than politicians.


User currently offlineBoeingBoy From Bouvet Island, joined Jul 2007, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8322 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
Comments Comments (10)
British tourists screamed in terror when their jet came within seconds of crashing into another plane yesterday.

British tourists are always screaming.



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User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8287 times:

Very often at MAD, happened to me last year coming from DUS on IB late evening flight and have heard the same from friends.

Quoting Swiftski (Reply 1):
Regular go around. Pax wouldn't have known there was an aircraft making a runway incursion if it was in front of their plane.

Of course not but I can hardly think of a different cause for it to happen.



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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3258 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7356 times:

Indeed, sounds like a go-around, a fairly routine occurrence. I have never been aboard a plane doing a go-around but was on a BW A340 in LHR which landed then returned to the runway after initially trying to turn off. A following AA 777-200 then did a go-around and I could hear its engines roar. On another occasion, this time in BGI, I observed a BW Dash 8 do a go-around after it came in closely behind an 8B Dash 8. I was aboard the BW A340 (the same plane in fact) when I observed this.

Sensationalist, the media in this case...

TrinToCan.



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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7288 times:

Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 9):
Of course not but I can hardly think of a different cause for it to happen.

A missed approach, Gear issues, Pilot not deciding in time to put her down, ATC request... in the back you wouldn't know.


User currently offlineBALandorLivery From UK - England, joined Jan 2005, 360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7162 times:

Daily Mail strikes again...................

Clearly their reporters are well informed..................................................NOT


User currently offlineFoxy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 179 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7138 times:

In fairness even Teddy Bears are scary in the Daily Mail

User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7109 times:

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 7):
B767, by the shape of the wing, I would say.

The video says it's an Air Berlin sightseeing flight (with intentional missed approach) so I would say its a 737


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3403 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6639 times:

Quoting BALandorLivery (Reply 12):
Daily Mail strikes again...................

They have obviously run out of things that they can blame on immigrants, ethnic minorities, gays, poor people, etc


User currently offlineSBBRTech From Brazil, joined Jul 2007, 722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6390 times:

And nothing mentioned about all the other "sharp roaring manuevers" occuring at that very second in Europe....?

Can´t believe they were out of real dramas to fill up the space.



"I'm beginning to get the hang of this flying business" - C3PO
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6358 times:

Im sorry, I jsut laughed as soon as I heard about this.

Its always the Daily Mail as well


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6848 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6224 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
He pulled up sharply, avoiding disaster by only a few hundred feet.

A few feet, then yes, nearly a disaster, but a few hundred feet?

Ah well, why report a non-story when you can use it to scare the sh!t out of people?



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User currently offlineIFLYjets From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6183 times:

yesterday we did 2 go arounds in LAS.

1st time there was a corporate jet on the runway so we had to go around

2nd time our pilots came in too high.

3rd time is the charm  Smile


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7719 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6167 times:

Dreadful. Words fail me.


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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6006 times:

Must be doing wonders for the airlines image.

User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5742 times:

Good god, man, not a GO-AROUND!

My condolences to all aboard the jet who suffered through this terrible ordeal. How fortunate they are to be alive. And how fortunate *we* are to live the vicarious thriill of their near-death experience thanks to the voyeuristic slough known as YouTube. That grainy footage is pretty....yawn....spell....yawn....binding.


- Patrick Smith

[Edited 2007-09-05 02:21:45]


Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7719 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5693 times:

Quoting Aviateur (Reply 22):
Good god, man, not a GO-AROUND!



Quoting Aviateur (Reply 22):
How fortunate they are to be alive

Indeed. I mean, whilst driving my car today I came within literally metres of other vehicles, and when I had to accelerate away my engine roared! I nearly soiled my pantaloons with fear - thank goodness I'm here to tell the tale.



✈ Every strike of the hammer is a blow against the enemy. ✈
User currently offlineTrojanAE From Lithuania, joined May 2006, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5604 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 23):
Quoting Aviateur (Reply 22):
Good god, man, not a GO-AROUND!



Quoting Aviateur (Reply 22):
How fortunate they are to be alive

Indeed. I mean, whilst driving my car today I came within literally metres of other vehicles, and when I had to accelerate away my engine roared! I nearly soiled my pantaloons with fear - thank goodness I'm here to tell the tale.

LOL...very witty..I enjoyed that.

I wish I could experience a go-around. Seems like it would be a lot of fun.



"My soul is in the sky." -William Shakespeare
25 RussianJet : I too long to experience a go-around. Really annoys me that I've seen so many and never myself felt one!
26 Antonovman : usual british press reporting rubbish. Although i guess it makes a change from a "stricken jet plunging thousands of feet in a few seconds" Why do the
27 Trinxat : I experienced a go around some years back in a AF A320, flying BCN-CDG. It seemed to me that the plane was almost at flare, when all of a sudden the e
28 Post contains images Diesel1 : You missed a category here... what about Liverpudlians?
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