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Aborted EK Landing 5th Sep & Fire Trucks @ DXB  
User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

Just came in last night on EK93 from Milan, and as we were about to touch down the plane aborted landing for a go around. After a while the pilot announced that they had aborted because they 'didn't have landing clearance' and there was 'some congestion on the apron'.

At first this sounded strange to me, that a few secnds before touch down they realised they didn't have clearance??? The aircraft then proceed out to seas and came back in 15 mins loater. Landing was quite fast and it took longer than usual to slow the aircraft down I thought.

I then heard from a friend who had arrived just a bit before us that he saw fire trucks screaming out to the runway. Just wondering if anybody can confirm what exactly happened with these two events and whether they are related.

Thanks

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User currently offlineMaxisno1 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2007, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

Wow, that sounds very odd. If your friend is right and there were fire trucks on the runway then the pilot probably said that to avoid panic. Will have to google it.  Smile

User currently offlinePatZSC From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2006, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Sounds very much like what I have experienced back in ZRH in spring 06 - aborted landing and did a turnaround. You could then hear the 'no flaps' warning in the cockpit (it was on an Avro) during second approach. Slowing down on the runway took obviously longer and firetrucks were following the aircraft.

Nothing serious, just precaution. Guess this happens many times.


User currently offlineInsiderinfo From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

seems like a pilot trained to cover-up a technical problem...those are never good for an airlines image...

likely a mechanical issue..that's kept hush hush....typical of non western airlines.!

H


User currently offlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

The fire fighters in DXB are always on high-alert especially during the rush hours (early morning, late night)
nothing special i beleive


User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Any news from someone who works at EK or at DXB airport?

User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

Quoting Fly2CHC (Thread starter):
At first this sounded strange to me, that a few secnds before touch down they realised they didn't have clearance???

No it's not strange - it's normal and happens hundreds of times each day around the world.

An aircraft will be issued landing clearance based on the anticipation that a just landed aircraft or a planned takeoff aircraft will clear the runway. Then a short distance before touchdown both the pilot and the controller will realize that the runway will not be clear in time - and the aircraft is told to go around, or the pilot announces he is going around.

The same thing with runway incursions, either unauthorized or authorized.

The pilot is technically correct because the landing clearance is cancelled when he is told to go around.

From your description of the events, it's most likely the pilot of your aircraft only knew something was forcing the controllers to tell him to go around.

Another very strong possibility is that some aircraft was stopped on a taxiway which would have prevented your aircraft from clearing the runway in an efficient manner - so a go around was issued.

Lastly, when the crash equipment is committed to investigate a potential incident - most airports do not continue landing or taking off aircraft for a few minutes - because the equipment is out of position to respond correctly to any potential incident with your aircraft.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26863 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Happened to me on LH flight from MUC to DXB . We were comming into land then suddenly the engines roared and we went back up for a go around. Pilot came on and said the AC before us had not cleared the runway.

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