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Experiences on UA with aborted takeoffs, landings, go-arounds, .... [Consolidated]

Experiences on UA with aborted takeoffs, landings, go-arounds, .... [Consolidated]

Old Mar 10, 20, 10:17 am
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A go-around is not uncommon. But having the wrong runway one would hope is rare. Does it matter? It could be anything from having another plane taking off or taxiing across it to no big deal because there's nothing in the way but it wasn't being used for operational reasons.
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Old Mar 10, 20, 10:22 am
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"We had the wrong runway" may have been misunderstood. We should check with ATC recordings and radar (well, ADS-B) captures to be sure. Alas, without the exact date and flight number this won't be possible. Not sure why this essential data was left out.
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Old Mar 10, 20, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by mozilla View Post
"We had the wrong runway" may have been misunderstood. We should check with ATC recordings and radar (well, ADS-B) captures to be sure. Alas, without the exact date and flight number this won't be possible. Not sure why this essential data was left out.
It was not misunderstood; OP provided more than enough info to find the flight.

They lined up for the left runway the first time, and then landed on the center runway after the go-around.

The "40-80 feet off the ground" claim was a bit embellished; minimum altitude was about 500 ft above the ground.
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Old Mar 10, 20, 11:51 am
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Old Mar 10, 20, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by mduell View Post
It was not misunderstood; OP provided more than enough info to find the flight.
Thanks for that.

ATC tapes reveal flight 5107 was actually cleared to land on 1L, which is the runway that they were approaching. They declared a go-around due to a wind shear alert. Eventually, they got vectored back for an approach to runway 1C and made an uneventful landing there.

The METAR confirms the possibility of a wind shear alert: KIAD 271152Z 29023G34KT 10SM SCT040 BKN055 02/M07 A2971 RMK AO2 PK WND 29034/1144 SLP061 60001 70082 T00221067 10056 20022 53030

So either the pilot gave false information about "the wrong runway" or this was misunderstood by the pax.
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Old Mar 10, 20, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by mozilla View Post
So either the pilot gave false information about "the wrong runway" or this was misunderstood by the pax.
It could also have been an attempt at humor from the cockpit.
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