Red Panda
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Korea Aborted Landing At YYZ In Final 15L

Sun Aug 12, 2001 3:38 pm

When I was driving to work this evening, I saw an KE 744 on final approach to 15L, but it suddenly rotated upwards and aborted landing. It made a circle east of the airport and came back to land.

Is there anyone know why it made an miss approach? The whole scene was just spectacular to me.

all opinions welcome
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Mark_D.
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RE: Korea Aborted Landing At YYZ In Final 15L

Sun Aug 12, 2001 4:15 pm


He saw ya at the last moment, and wanted to make a 'spectacular' impression, maybe?  Big grin

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.
 
Red Panda
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RE: Korea Aborted Landing At YYZ In Final 15L

Mon Aug 13, 2001 3:21 am

Oh yeah, I remember the captain waved to me just the moment before landing. You are right, Mark.

lol  Big thumbs up

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flyguy1
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RE: Korea Aborted Landing At YYZ In Final 15L

Mon Aug 13, 2001 8:45 am

KE seem to have more missed approaches than other airlines. I have seen more than one go around lately, in perfect weather.
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watewate
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RE: Korea Aborted Landing At YYZ In Final 15L

Mon Aug 13, 2001 9:31 am

Flyguy1,

"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.