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TV Stations - Big Deal Over Missed Approach At YLW

Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:38 am

Well, once again I'm posting to point out the utter ignorance of the media on aviation topics.

On Wednesday, Dec. 12 an Air Canada Jazz CRJ aborted landing at Kelowna, BC and diverted back to Vancouver. The aircraft aborted landing "just seconds from touching down" and "gunned the engines and raised the nose". Now to me this sounds like a normal procedure, as this happens many times every day.

There is still some 'confusion' to work out as there are two different stories floating around. The passengers on the plane are reporting that they aborted landing due to a snow plow on the runway, but YLW says the airport was closed for 16 minutes due to icy conditions. The TV stations seem to think that this is a really big deal, despite it being normal procedure. The reporters seemed shocked and confused when they read from their little screen that "...they are calling the incident a "missed approach"" That's kind of sad.  sarcastic 

The News Rooms really should try and learn about what they're saying when they do stories about aviation incidents. Things like this happen every day, and is hardly newsworthy. What do you guys think about it?



I'll post a link directly to the story when it's available

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RE: TV Stations - Big Deal Over Missed Approach At YLW

Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:53 am

Sounds like a quite news day in Local news over in Kelowna Smile
 
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Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:33 am

Sorry world- please excuse the very localness of this reply...

Good ol' CHBC - It's a leading story if paint dries faster than expected!
Dramatic video of the 'aborted landing' that has everybody asking questions! sarcastic 

I can't even laugh at the actual story because there's a bug in their website somewhere and it keeps crashing my browser when their FULL STORY starts to load!  biggrin 
 
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RE: TV Stations - Big Deal Over Missed Approach At YLW

Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:01 am

Must be a slow news day  Wink
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Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:08 am

How many flights per day do they have in Kelowna? Maybe they send a reporter to the airport just to make sure that each one arrives safe and sound.  duck 

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Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:31 am



Quoting Eghansen (Reply 4):
How many flights per day do they have in Kelowna?

YLW is actually quite a busy regional airport. In addition to Kelowna Flightcraft is there as well as a heavy maintenance centre, cargo, charters, biz jets and gen av and about 36 daily Westjet and Jazz flights. Many wingtips on B757s (Including Finnair's) are installed in YLW.

No, it's the TV station. Waaaay too much newstime (to fulfill its promise to have lots of local programming- and a newscast is the cheapest to produce- to the CRTC- the broadcast licensing body) and waaaay too little happening in that neck of the woods. They might even send a reporter out from time to time but this, I'd say, comes from a new tip no doubt. The paint must have been drying pretty quickly somewhere else- that's where the reporter was at the time!

I recall in 1990 flying to YLW in January- it's notorious for fog- on CP. Those were the days. Bush flying in a Boeing 737.... We left YYC knowing that we might have to return because of the fog and sure enough, we came in but we couldn't land because the pilot couldn't see the runway and returned to YYC. (I'd say we were 5 feet AGL when they called off the landing). We did that TWICE in one day! Both times, my family said they could see the nav lights in the fog as the plane flew along the runway and up again.
 
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Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:38 am



Quoting Czbbflier (Reply 5):
No, it's the TV station. Waaaay too much newstime (to fulfill its promise to have lots of local programming- and a newscast is the cheapest to produce- to the CRTC- the broadcast licensing body) and waaaay too little happening in that neck of the woods.

I understand. My sister lives in Rochester MN (pop 85,000). The local new station is a hoot. Headliners when Farmer John gets a new tractor or the local high school (there are only two) wins a basketball game.

Quoting Czbbflier (Reply 5):
I recall in 1990 flying to YLW in January- it's notorious for fog- on CP.

Monterey Califonria is the same way. You leave SFO and never know if you will be able to land. SAN gets closed occasionally in the late evening due to fog. The airplane diverts to LAX and you ride a bus 120 miles back to SAN (it has happened to me).
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RE: TV Stations - Big Deal Over Missed Approach At YLW

Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:42 am

Wow, quite the sensational piece of news. I hope everybody survived!
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RE: TV Stations - Big Deal Over Missed Approach At YLW

Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:10 am

The next one...

"50 passengers on a Canada Jazz Air JCR-300 had a brush with disaster while the airplane was driving on the runway! After leaving the gate the pilots saw another airplane stopped 100 feet in front of them! They fearlessly slammed on the brakes and stopped their plane, narrowly avoiding the one in front. Petrified passengers said it was as if they had slammed into a wall. Apparently a water bottle was dropped in the cabin, soaking one passenger's foot. She refused medical attention and all the other passengers escaped unscathed from the harrowing episode. One passenger angrily demanded compensation from the airline, threatening to sue for damages inflicted by emotional distress. An airline spokesman did not immediately return a phone call requesting comment on why one plane might be in front of another one."

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RE: TV Stations - Big Deal Over Missed Approach At YLW

Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:15 am



Quoting Seabosdca (Reply 8):
50 passengers on a Canada Jazz Air JCR-300 had a brush with disaster

OMG, I can see it now! "Airplanes miss by 100 feet!"

I watched the video. They spent a lot of time saying absolutely nothing!!

Good one Seabosdca!
 
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RE: TV Stations - Big Deal Over Missed Approach At YLW

Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:18 am

I saw the story again.... They showed a picture of an SAS Q400 with collapsed gear.......  Wow!

Quoting Seabosdca (Reply 8):
"50 passengers on a Canada Jazz Air JCR-300 had a brush with disaster while the airplane was driving on the runway! After leaving the gate the pilots saw another airplane stopped 100 feet in front of them! They fearlessly slammed on the brakes and stopped their plane, narrowly avoiding the one in front. Petrified passengers said it was as if they had slammed into a wall. Apparently a water bottle was dropped in the cabin, soaking one passenger's foot. She refused medical attention and all the other passengers escaped unscathed from the harrowing episode. One passenger angrily demanded compensation from the airline, threatening to sue for damages inflicted by emotional distress. An airline spokesman did not immediately return a phone call requesting comment on why one plane might be in front of another one."

 rotfl  That airline needs to retire them JRC jets to prevent an incident like this from occuring with other Booing airplanes. This near smashing was a close call.
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Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:27 am



Quoting Seabosdca (Reply 8):

Now that just made my day. Big grin

Quoting WestJetYQQ (Reply 10):
I saw the story again.... They showed a picture of an SAS Q400 with collapsed gear....... Wow!

How does that even have anything to do with it?
This news story just seems get more ridiculous as time goes on...

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RE: TV Stations - Big Deal Over Missed Approach At YLW

Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:28 am



Quoting Eghansen (Reply 6):
The local new station is a hoot.

Sorry, what's a "hoot"?
 
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RE: TV Stations - Big Deal Over Missed Approach At YLW

Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:37 am



Quoting AR385 (Reply 12):
Sorry, what's a "hoot"?

Something very funny or fun.  Smile
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