I was in LH422 today from FRA
on a B744. I had a right window (25K).
As we were on finals around 1,000ft we did a tight right turn, then a left
tight turn, and I felt and heard the engines revving up. Cool. My first aborted
landing on a B747. The captain then told us that he felt we were too close to
the plane in front of us and he decided to go around. We then landed safely
10 mins later.
Yes, I know, nothing so special about it and it happens every day...
...BUT what's cool about it is that you can watch it on the airport monitor:
Choose the 10-mile range at the bottom, date (Nov 29, 2004), time (13:50),
and press the Start Reply
button. Our plane is the one at the
bottom right corner (click on it, you'll get the flight information on the right).
You'll see how a US A319 (from LGA
) slots in right in front of us. The two
planes seem pretty close. At round 1,000ft we do a right turn, followed by a
left one as we're gaining altitude, while the A319 is landing.
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