|Quoting Galaxy5007 (Reply 1):|
This is really a non news story;
|Quoting cargotanker (Reply 8):|
I wonder why the Andrews controllers didn't send the C-17 around and let the C-40 land? Clearly the C-40 would have a higher priority and Andrews tower knew the First Lady was on board. Maybe the C-17 was already on the ground and the C-40 on three mile final? Not enought time to let the C-17 clear the runway?
|Quoting CALPilot (Reply 9):|
Because protocol is for the lower/lead aircraft have priority of the runway.
|Quoting cargotanker (Reply 11):|
It seems odd to me having transited Andrews numerous times that the C-17 is allowed to continue while Exec1Foxtrot has to do a pattern.
|Quoting Flighty (Reply 13):|
WTH? I've been in go-arounds before. Seen them happen, they are common at some airports.