Droneklax
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UA 747-400 Misses Approach At SFO

Thu Apr 27, 2000 4:37 am

This morning at SFO, I was comfortably ( NOT) seated in my Economy Plus seat (on the UA shuttle!!). As we were holding for take off at the end of the runway, a 747-400 was in final approach on the cross-runway. It came within 10 feet of the ground, and then I see it going back up in a steep climb, landing gear retracting. WOW! I had never seen this in my life, and I can't help but wonder what it must have felt like as a passenger.

It was a 8:am landing, so I assume it was a flight from Japan or China.

Does anyone have more information on what happened?
 
ABQ757
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RE: UA 747-400 Misses Approach At SFO

Thu Apr 27, 2000 8:43 am

I have seen that too a few years ago an America West 737-300 was landing at ABQ and it did the same thing too. If i was a passenger i would probably be scared for a little bit, but then say "Hey! at least i get to be on the plane longer!"
 
rapo
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RE: UA 747-400 Misses Approach At SFO

Thu Apr 27, 2000 10:44 am

I was on an ATA L-1011 in 1987 which aborted a landing in Philadelphia because of another a/c on the runway. I wasn't too alarmed & I really enjoyed the steep climbout.
 
FLY777UAL
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RE: UA 747-400 Misses Approach At SFO

Thu Apr 27, 2000 11:14 am

I was hoping for that on my return flight...sounded as if it might be fun to experience it!

FLY777UAL

(good guess on the flight--best bet would be 806 from HKG)
 
Rotate777
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RE: UA 747-400 Misses Approach At SFO

Thu Apr 27, 2000 3:24 pm

This occurs occasionally at SFO. I was at SFO one day spotting, and throughout the day I witnessed three missed approaches.

Rotate777
 
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RE: UA 747-400 Misses Approach At SFO

Thu Apr 27, 2000 5:26 pm

My only Go around was on a BA 744 at Hong Kong (Kai Tak) runway 31 !! not 13.

Daryl
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