Digitalone From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1323 times:
Do any of you guys or girls have information on a Gulf Air (SYD-MEL-SIN) that took off after landing in Melbourne approximately 6 months ago? I had a friend on that flight and he told me that the plane landed and did not slow down, and then took off again in melbourne. Does anyone know what was the reason ? I believe it was an A340.
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1261 times:
Maybe there was another plane on the runway. Last November when I was landing in LHR on a BA B777 we almost touched down then we took off, the reason given was that the airplane that had landed before us hadn't cleared the runway in time.
DLL10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1229 times:
Folk, if there had been another plane, they wouldn't have done a touch n go, they'd have pulled up earlier. I don't believe in a flashy pilot (although I have had my experiences........ > ). Normally there could only be a reason such as a late tocuh down (like when the captain for whatever reason can't touch down on the beginning of the runway but half way down to the end) or if something suddenly appears on the RWY (like a bird) that can only be avoided by getting off ground again. You'd have to be fairly fast to do that though.
I have heard of two incidences where A320 aircraft couldn't use their brakes, because the computer wouldn't let the pilot do it due to aquaplanning in the one case and a broken detector on the wheels the other time (320 used to only allow the pilot to use the brakes when the wheels are turning). Maybe it was something like that.