Mark_D. From Canada, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2148 times:
He saw ya at the last moment, and wanted to make a 'spectacular' impression, maybe?
Seriously though, short of somebody witnessing a maintenance truck or flock of birds or even tarrying a/c in front o' it on the runway, maybe an in with the tower guys needed to get the low down (no pun intended) on stuff like that.
Watewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2053 times:
"KE seem to have more missed approaches than other airlines. I have seen more than one go around lately, in perfect weather. "
Maybe planes on the ground didn't clear in time for KE's landing. There are stories of miscommunication in KE cockpits, but I doubt the crew are so imcompetent as to miss landings on a perfect day. I bet there were other factors that played a role into the aborted landing unbeknownst to an observer.