Brons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3017 posts, RR: 4 Posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2306 times:
Yesterday when I was leaving work in the afternoon, I saw an inbound FedEx DC-10 on approach to 17R. (I work off of US 183 and the approach path goes right over our building). When it was about a couple of miles past my work, it took a hard left turn and head towards what looked like the holding point (BASTO). Any ideas why this might have happened? The plane wasn't really that close to the runway, at least 5 miles out, seems like they would have had time to stabilize their approach.
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KAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1963 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2290 times:
I dunno, sometimes ATC clears someone for takeoff right before an aircraft if supposed to land. Maybe this happened and the other aircraft did not depart in time. Or maybe another plane landed just before the fedex and did not taxi off the runway in time.