Not on a disaster bound flight but while flying into LVK
we were cleared into 25R and were told to call 2 mile. At 2 Miles we called our 2 mile and were cleared by the controller to land and to make a quick exit. We decided to touchdown further down the runway just in case the controller needed us to go around and that if we did land making an exit wouldn't be an issue. We passed over the numbers and were still a bit high. We were about equal to the numbers on 25L when I started my flare.
At that time the controller who originally cleared us in and instructed us to make a speedy exit came over the radio frantic as hell. She instructed us to go-around and that she wanted to meet with us after we were on the ground. Fearing that I had caused something big I agreed and let my instructor take over. We departed and soon after arrived back on 25L where we exited and made our way to the visitors parking. After we tied the a/c down we were met with the controller and the manager for the local FBO (I don't know why) and we made our way to a table. She told us that we had violated her instructions by proceeding to land without calling our position.
At that time we had told her that we called our two mile and were confirmed cleared into 25R. At that time another pilot entered the room and sat next to us. He chatted for a while. To make an already long story short, we were indeed correct in that we had control of the runway (we had priority use) and did call our 2 mile. It seems that somehow or another the controller forgot that she had cleared us into the runway and had cleared another aircraft to taxi onto the active and depart. We went around and the pilot whom was the man who entered the room was also the pilot who frantically rejected his take-off.
Why my instructor, the pilot on the ground, the controller, or even I didn't pick up her mistakes is beyond me. I guess that both my instructor and I felt that she had cleared the a/c into position but to hold so didn't think a thing about it. The pilot on the ground also questioned it but felt that b/c we were as high as we were that we were heading for the left. I have a feeling the controller was fired b/c in the past year (it happened in Jan. of 04') I haven't heard that woman in the tower.
It was a close call that could have turned out a whole lot worse. In the end we all made up and kissed all the proper butts. We then headed for a good lunch at the local golf course just a short walk down the road. To add even more crap to a nerve racking day when we tried to depart again our battery failed and needed to wait another hour to get a jump.
Glad all of you are safe.