NWA B757 from PDX
several years ago....
We were on approach into DTW
, a very short final, when all of a sudden I heard the engines power up and the nose lifted as we did a go-around.
As we climbed out, the captain came on the PA and said that the flaps didn't seem to want to go down, and that we were going to circle around for awhile north of DTW
while they figured out a solution. After about 20 minutes (and a few worried looks from the passengers around me), he said that we were going to come back and give it another whirl.
He did tell us that the airport CFR
rigs would be lining the runway waiting for us as an added precaution, but not to worry. We'd just be coming in a bit hot 'n heavy, and we'd have to use more of the runway than usual.
Landing was no real incident, although it was a little unnerving to see all the CFR
vehicles on rollout. I know this is something that happens on a fairly often occasion, but its the best story I got !