IslipWN
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Has There Ever Been A Near Miss At SXM?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:48 am

Has there ever been a near miss SXM with the mountains?




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Edit: SMX changed to SXM

[Edited 2004-11-02 00:06:23]
 
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RE: Has There Ever Been A Near Miss At SMX?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:50 am

You mean SXM- St. Maarten?
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ahlfors
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RE: Has There Ever Been A Near Miss At SXM?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:12 am

Well, the one time I took off from SXM on a heavy (AF A340) we hit some serious turbulence right after takeoff and we were pretty darn low over those hills off to the side.
 
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RE: Has There Ever Been A Near Miss At SXM?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:24 am

You mean a near hit?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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IslipWN
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RE: Has There Ever Been A Near Hit At SXM?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:44 pm

lol Starlionblue.... yes I mean near hit.


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Edit: Topic Sentence changed to near hit rather than near miss.

[Edited 2004-11-02 04:45:27]
 
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RE: Has There Ever Been A Near Miss At SXM?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:51 pm

Not that I know of but I have heard of "near hits" on the other side. I have heard of a AF 747 nailing the fence on landing. Nickname for Air France there is "Air Fence". Geeez can you imagine standing at the fence and the main gear of a 747 hitting that fence???????? good god. I think there would obviously be casualties. Can anyone give more details about this incidents I have heard of?
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RE: Has There Ever Been A Near Miss At SXM?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:49 am

anything?




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RE: Has There Ever Been A Near Miss At SXM?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:55 am

And related question: how many go-arounds are there?  Big grin
 
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RE: Has There Ever Been A Near Miss At SXM?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 9:13 am

We did a go-around last time I flew out there (US Air PHL-SXM November 2003) - I'm guessing for traffic on the runway... we were still quite a way out when he initiated it so I don't think many pax noticed and the crew didn't feel the need to explain.

We then flew a large "standard" pattern and from the downwind I "spotted" our "company" 757 from CLT on final  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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