Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2016 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 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1921 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.