4holer26
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Intesting Spotting At SNA Today 3-11

Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:28 am

So I'm spotting at SNA today, and in a period of about 20 minutes, 3 out of 5 commercial arrivals aborted landing. First was a AA 752, then a WN -700 and lastly a CO 737. The CO and WN aircraft both eventually made another approach and landed. However, the AA flight never came back. Flightaware says it landed, but my eyes were fixed on that airport at the time it says the flight landed, so I can tell you indeed it did not. Does anyone know of a diversion?

Also, winds seemed calm. Could these aborted landings have anything to do with the wildfires that are going on?

Paul
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RE: Intesting Spotting At SNA Today 3-11

Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:51 am

What time were you spotting?

The METAR was reporting 1/16th sm visibility earlier today before the fires.
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RE: Intesting Spotting At SNA Today 3-11

Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:57 am

4holer26 thank you for putting the date in your title. It really helps. Much better than "today".

My question, were they landing in the normal direction - 19R?

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RE: Intesting Spotting At SNA Today 3-11

Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:02 am

As JayDub said... what time was this
 
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RE: Intesting Spotting At SNA Today 3-11

Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:08 am

related to this?
2 AA 757 Diversions To TUS Today (March 11) (by AirTranTUS Mar 11 2007 in Civil Aviation)
 
4holer26
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RE: Intesting Spotting At SNA Today 3-11

Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:11 am

The time I was there was between 12:30 and 2:30 and they were using the 19's The period of time where the go arounds took place was between 1 and 1:30

Paul

[Edited 2007-03-12 00:12:09]

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RE: Intesting Spotting At SNA Today 3-11

Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:20 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 4):
related to this?

Nope, I just figured it out. According to flightaware, AA313 from ORD diverted to LGB. Interesting, I wonder why they didnt simply go around.

Ideas anyone?

Paul
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RE: Intesting Spotting At SNA Today 3-11

Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:33 am

I was near SNA this morning from 0800-1100 and in those 3 hours I saw planes departing on the 19 until about 1000 when I saw departures switch to 1 with no arrivals. My best guess would be that the huge smoke cloud was interferring with the normal approch to 19 and planes were diverted while departures continued on 1.

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