Strange go around BA347

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Old Mar 14, 19, 10:03 am
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Strange go around BA347



Unusual location to go around from - any info as to what happened / why ?

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Old Mar 14, 19, 10:09 am
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Is that a go around or just settling into a stack?
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Old Mar 14, 19, 10:10 am
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Where's the go around? Just looks like positioning to me.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 10:21 am
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Is that a go around or just settling into a stack?
definitely a go around - landing gear was down ... I happened to be walking underneath it and saw the wheels go back up !
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Lots of possible reasons I can think of - cancelled clearance due to late runway departure for a previous aircraft, or missed approach due to winds, or some kind of warning in the cockpit, or ??
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That would be odd. Landing normally comes down near Twickenham, not over Battersea.
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Ah! In that case, high winds (there's gales galore here today) or a plane in front may have caused the aborted landing.
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It looks to me like it might be that once on finals ATC decided that the separation was insufficient so they aborted and re-positioned. No idea if that is true tho.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 10:30 am
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It looks to me like it might be that once on finals ATC decided that the separation was insufficient so they aborted and re-positioned. No idea if that is true tho.
it did look like a bit of a tight squeeze - but it was definitely on approach - briefly !
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Old Mar 14, 19, 10:36 am
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It looks to me like it might be that once on finals ATC decided that the separation was insufficient so they aborted and re-positioned. No idea if that is true tho.
Watch it unfold yourself …..

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Old Mar 14, 19, 10:48 am
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Definitely a go around of some kind... it descended to 2,750ft just after it broke away and then climbed up to 4000 again while it re-positioned.
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Being pedantic, we only tend to call them ‘go-arounds’ when they occur inside of 4nm from touchdown. Outside of this it’s termed a break-off.

The missed approach procedure climbs to an initial altitude of 3000ft, so at 2750ft no crew is going to select TOGA power to climb 250ft.

What will happen is ATC will give a heading, having coordinated with other controllers first, and then once the aircraft is breaking out of the approach, a climb may be given.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 2:28 pm
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Once I had a similar "go around" or break-off when we vectored too soon and flight crew didn't have time to stabilise the approach to the level they were comfortable. So we were a bit high and a bit too fast and was not enough time to correct everything. So done a circle with a bit longer final and all went fine.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 3:51 pm
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I personally witnessed five go-arounds from finals at Heathrow earlier today in fairly quick succession - LH A320 from MUC, BA 777-300ER from JFK, BA A380 from MIA, BA 744 from PHX and Air Astana 757. They all flew the standard missed approach pattern and landed at the second attempt. It was very gusty in the middle part of the day.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 6:36 am
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A fun go-around. Landing at AUS in a thunderstorn under a mile from the numbers the wind shear warning went off and the pilot went full-throttle and got us back up in a big hurry!
My son was 3 at the time and never looked up from the skymall magazine. Great flyer
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