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CA177 missed MEL

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Melburnian1

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From its unusual flight pattern, CA177 this morning (due into MEL at a timetabled 0805 but now estimated to arrive at 0825) may have not succeeded in its first attempt to land in MEL this morning.

At major airports such as MEL and SYD, are there tens of these a year or are we talking low hundreds? I assume that ATC keeps statistics.

This is in the context of the MEL - SYD - MEL route alone having 4200 plus one way flights in February 2014.
 

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A non event. From where I am in CBD no weather issues
 
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A non event. From where I am in CDB no weather issues
Some AFFers have amazing powers. They can see Melbourne's weather from a USA airport or city - Cold Bay in this case. Or do you mean 'CBD?" In any case, it doesn't answer my question.
 

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Why don't you ask the question in the Ask the Pilot thread? I think you'll find it more common than what you are suggesting.
 

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Or do you mean 'CBD?" In any case, it doesn't answer my question.
CBD = central business district in Melbourne (at work in a high rise office) On the upper levels we can see aircraft take off & land at the airport. Go around's are not uncommon
 
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Maybe there is something on the runway and has to be cleaned away or something blew onto it...

I was coming in TSV one day and they said have to do run around due to some rubbish on the runway...
 

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Maybe there is something on the runway and has to be cleaned away or something blew onto it...

I was coming in TSV one day and they said have to do run around due to some rubbish on the runway...
Its not unknown for pilots to call their competition "rubbish" :cool:
 

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A go around is a non event. Happens all the time for different reasons, flight may not even feel right to 'rubbish' on the runway. Best down in lieu of poor landing.

We had a cow on the runway once at DSP.
 

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My last missed approach was in March where the visibility required for the RNAV was 3.2km and we couldn't even see any part of the runway at the end of the approach due to heavy rain. Held for 20 minutes, tried again, and landed off 2nd approach. None of the passengers seemed at all concerned.
 

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A go around is a non event. Happens all the time for different reasons, flight may not even feel right to 'rubbish' on the runway. Best down in lieu of poor landing.
Yep I've read of two on FT in the last couple of days, SQ at SFO and NZ at AKL (which resulted in diversion to WLG), but there does seem to be a thirst for knowledge as to why - well I thought for whatever reason the pilot felt it was unsafe to land. I've been on at least three go-arounds that I can recall.
 

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The good thing about landings in powered aircraft is that if it doesn't look right, just go around.

Could be so many things, too close to preceding aircraft, they may have missed their turnoff and not be clear of runway.

I would say many more go arounds that you see reported, especially for the number of air movements each day. While flying to the schedules may look nice, it'snot a priority for the pilots fortunately.
 

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TOGO is not that uncommon and is a non-event really. I still remember my first and only TOGO on a CX YVR-JFK flight and they have live camera behind the front landing gear. You see the whole thing happen. I was telling my partner on approach that I couldn't see the runway and I bet that the pilot might be off course LOL and then surprise surprise, the nose gear goes up and we fly upwards. I was thinking I was correct LOL. Then the pilot comes on a few minutes later and said he wasn't happy with the clearance of the previous plane who was still on the runway and thus decided it was safer to go around.
 

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To be anal... TOGA is a button that applies Take-Off/Go-Around power.

The term is "go around" or is sometimes referred to as a "missed approach".

The two most common causes are either the inability to see the runway at the conclusion of an approach at the prescribed minimum altitude or missed approach point, or the aircraft not meeting the "stable" parameters set down by the airline (too fast, too high/low, decent rate too high etc).

A fairly common event.
 

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Funny enough EBQ just went around coming in from BNE today.
 
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