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Posted: 4/18/2017 12:10:16 AM EDT
I bet that scared the shit out of the people on the beach



American Airlines 757 Go-around at St Maarten (SXM) on 4/15/2017
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 12:28:06 AM EDT
[#1]
What's the story? Lost in the fog?

Where?
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 12:32:02 AM EDT
[#2]
Looked like gusty storm conditions at one of commercial aviation's most challenging runways. Good call to abort and go around.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:42:46 AM EDT
[#3]
Crappy day for a mai-tai. Good day for a Dark and Stormy.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:53:51 AM EDT
[#4]
American, call the Ball....

Bolter, Bolter, Bolter
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:55:44 AM EDT
[#5]
How much shit is that pilot going to get?
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:58:18 AM EDT
[#6]
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I would expect none from the line pilots or pilot leadership.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 8:08:18 AM EDT
[#7]
That is Maho beach.  The runway is right off the beach there.  Its a very common place for people to go because the waves flip back out to sea as the planes tale off and come in super close to ground for a landing.  Its pretty crazy standing there feeling the pressure push you.  There is even a small shack bar on the end of the beach to get drinks.
Its really cool place to cheak out once, but there are much nicer beaches.  The wife and I lived there for about 4 months on the Dutch side.

Amazing Plane landing and take-off footage at Maho Beach St Maarten
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 8:28:49 AM EDT
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The parameters will be looked at.  Everything is documented.   Going around is the right decision, even if made a little late.    

There is great emphasis on go arounds right now.
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