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Question Re: DL 296 06/28

Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:19 pm

So I am currently in Woodstock, GA. I walk outside going towards my car and look up after hearing a noise. It's a DL 747, probably not even at 5000 ft flying westbound (I think). According to flightaware it may be DL 296 flying in from NRT. Check out the flightaware flightpath:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...6/history/20130628/0650Z/RJAA/KATL

Now, at this time there are thunderstorms over ATL. But what strikes me is how low this plane was. Is it being vectored by ATC, and if yes, why would it be vectored at such low altitude? For sure it's below B Airspace, if not outside it's lateral boundaries, too.
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RE: Question Re: DL 296 06/28

Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:22 pm

The flightaware altitude graph shows that he was at 5,000 ft at 1:48 local time and didn't land until about 2:30. That is a lot of time at low altitude.
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RE: Question Re: DL 296 06/28

Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:48 pm

Looks like they were flying at minimum clean airspeed, which does not burn a lot of fuel at their weight, regardless of altitude. There was probably no reason to climb them higher as approach likely didn't know when the thunderstorm would clear the field and ATL would again be accepting arrivals.
 
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RE: Question Re: DL 296 06/28

Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:42 pm

Looking at the flight path and the plates for ATL, it kind of looks like it flew a missed approach from 26R. The procedure for that calls for turning right to heading 005, going north to the TROYS intersection, and holding there. But instead of holding at TROYS, it continued further north, maybe to the CHERO NDB, and was vectored westward from there.
 
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RE: Question Re: DL 296 06/28

Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:48 pm

At major US airports its very rare to have someone fly a published missed. I can say I've seen it once in my 5 years at IAH, and 2 at ANC. If people were going around and the airport was shut down to a thunder bumper over the field, you stack airplanes at all sorts of altitudes so they don't hit each other. Being inside or outside of Class B has little to do (read: none) with this situation. I dont know for sure but I'd bet this aircraft was being vectored.

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RE: Question Re: DL 296 06/28

Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:28 am

Quoting atct (Reply 4):
At major US airports its very rare to have someone fly a published missed.

Didn't know that. You learn something new every day.

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