VSlover
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AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:44 am

get those bread trucks off the runway! hehe.
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Bush's Jet Aborts Landing
By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Published: February 6, 2004

BOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Feb. 5 — President Bush avoids most of the inconveniences that plague ordinary air travelers, like delays, lines and baggage searches. But on Thursday he got a taste of one: an aborted landing approach.

In early afternoon, returning from South Carolina, the pilot of Air Force One was forced by a vehicle on the runway at Andrews Air Force Base to pull up and circle for a second effort to land the president's plane.

The Air Force said it was "routine," and it certainly felt that way. Reporters in the back of the plane barely noticed.

But given the security that surrounds the president's comings and goings, it was a highly unusual event, especially on a clear day.

Mr. Bush seemed unperturbed when he got off the plane. But one White House official on the plane noted later that the plane "had a smoother time getting into Baghdad" on the president's secret Thanksgiving trip.
 
FlySSC
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:48 am

So what ?

Thousands of aircraft abort landing and go around every day, in the world...

anything special there ?  Insane
 
TYSGoVols
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:55 am

Just the most powerful man on the planet was one board.

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SlamClick
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:15 am

Will there be career consequences for the person driving the vehicle. The Whitehouse staff likes the timing to go better than that.
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AWspicious
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:17 am

FLYSSC;
Relax, my good man. It's aviation related... And that's why we're here, isn't it? If it's news enough for the New York Times, It's news enough for Airliners.net :-]

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trident2e
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:28 am

Again, so what? President or peasant - what difference does it make? Must be a slow news day.
 
DeltaMD11
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:31 am

It's not everyday that a runway obstruction forces a Presidential aircraft to make a go-around whether it be President Bush or the leader of another country. Have a chill people  Smile
Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
 
navairjax
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:33 am

Definitely a slow news day since a similar situation occured at NAS Jacksonville last summer and I don't recall hearing about it until the controllers discussed it at work.
 
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scbriml
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:35 am

Just the most powerful man on the planet was one board.

No, stop it. You're scaring me! Big grin
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captaingomes
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:35 am

Thanks for posting. Positive contributions to the website are better than negative contributions. And welcome to airliners.net!  Smile
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SInGAPORE_AIR
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:41 am

Not that I care about the news article - it is interesting though - but the point is it's Air Force 1.

Let's get off our high horses. Because it's Air Force 1 - that's why it gets so much attention. And as DeltaMD11 said, it's not everyday that the President is obstructed (regardless of whether him or reporters on board knew or not).

Open up people!
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ushermittwoch
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:59 am

Wow!

Finally I have another thing with GWB in common, besides not going to the army. Now we both had an aborted landing in a Boeing 747-200 (okay, with other specifications but who cares)!

What a great day!

 Laugh out loud
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skymileman
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:05 am

Just a comment: have you noticed that the majority of the people complaining about this thread are from Europe! Leave it to the europeans to complain about anything that has to do with the USA. No offense to you europeans who aren't complaining.
 
kaitak
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:28 am

I'm European (although I was born in New Jersey, which still counts as America, unless George has added it to the axis of Evil) and I'm not complaining! Yet.

Anyway, getting back to the subject, I think it is highly unlikely and as for that driver, ooh . . . is he in trouble! Unless of course he had prior clearance to cross. This really is most unusual for Air Force one and I'm sure the reasons will be looked at.
 
mopac
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:37 am

Just the most powerful man on the planet was one board.

*Slaps TYSGoVols*

Don't you ever, ever, e v e r tell a Frenchman who the most powerful man on the planet is!!! On behalf of our French friends on this forum I will not have you shame Mr. Depardieu and Mr. Lewis in such a manner!

*Slaps TYSGoVols again*



Seriously though, I'm sure this isn't the first time AF1 has had to execute a go-around, but notable in any case.
 
TYSGoVols
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:37 am

Actually I say this with shame and regret but I have French heritage. My last name is Blanchard for heavens sake. If he was so unelected by our electoral college then why is the Secret Service still letting him into the white house let alone on AF1. I personally can't see that he is ignorant I believe he is a brilliant prez definitely better than the last prez we had in this country and certainly better than Gore would have been and this coming from a Gore fellow Tennyson, but then again political opinion does not belong on this particular post.

In Christ
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carduelis
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:39 am

What makes you think that Europeans are 'complaining' about the thread?

If anything at all, don't you think it may have been the 'description' of one of the passengers?

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jjbiv
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:56 am

Must have been the democrats  Wink/being sarcastic

I wonder: how long will it take for the "real" story to come out?

joe
 
ariegel
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:43 am

Mr. Dean, you are cleared to cross the runway...
 
britman
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:35 am

i got the impression that the most powerful man on the planet was a certain mr Bin laden, he seems to have the world at his mercy, hes changed aviation as we know it forever,thats for sure.
 
HNLFlyBoy
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:19 pm

Ok, interesting how so many replies are NOT of an aviation nature. People, CHILLLLLLLLL. VSlover the article in the Times you quote as saying....

"one White House official on the plane noted later that the plane "had a smoother time getting into Baghdad" on the president's secret Thanksgiving trip"

I thought he took another type of a/c on that trip? I mean, wouldn't it be kinda obvious who was coming into Baghdad International if you were on guard and saw AF1 landing? BTW, does anyone know the call sign that flight operated under for the trip? Or was it AF1? It is suppose to be, if indeed he took one of the 742's out for a "spin" that day. Enlightenment awaits!
 
N754PR
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:21 pm

I'm sure they used another flight number.

As for landing just switch all lights off, then you can't be seen.... heard but not seen.
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pilatusguy
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:01 pm

The article refers to an "aborted landing approach" which isn't really unusual - if the reporters at the back of the plane didn't realize, it was defenately not a last second go around, everyone in here knows that a "real" go around in a 747 is most defenately noticed by all people on board!
So what... just another standard situation, no matter who's on board!
 
garnetpalmetto
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:28 pm

I thought he took another type of a/c on that trip? I mean, wouldn't it be kinda obvious who was coming into Baghdad International if you were on guard and saw AF1 landing?

Bush did indeed take the VC-25 to Baghdad, operating under a different callsign than Air Force One.
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hirisk
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RE: AF1 Aborts Landing

Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:22 am

i would hate to be the guy in the truck!look out the window and see AF1breathing down your back! Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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