AA 711 Go Around

flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL7 … /KFLL/KORD

My mother FREAKED out. Looks like it got down to at least 800 feet.

I don’t know what the circumstances were. For the most part, that is not a big deal.

A go around is not a big deal at all, maybe an aircraft on the runway or something. That kinda is a big deal to have an aircraft on the runway, but when ATC and the pilot know about it, no biggie…

My mother FREAKED out.

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They did ask early on for a weather deviation but I didn’t hear them again until they were cleared for the approach. Didn’t listen to the tower archive but the approach archive is HERE (HEAR?)

If you go to http://www4.passur.com/ord.html at time index 14:14 on the 20 mile range they are just coming on screen under the word CHICAGO and you can watch the whole thing. The tower archive might be worth a listen, ran out of time!

My mother said they said there was something on the runway. Not sure if it was a plane or something else. Don’t know about the weather at the time but ithas been windy here today. Who knows.

I know it isn’t a big deal. But to my mom who doesn’t fly she was freaked out. I explained to her it was nothing to worry about.

Happens daily; maybe hundreds world-wide. Usually the preceding arrival doesn’t clear the rumway in time.

Better than the alternative anyway :open_mouth:

I just played the tower archive. Sounds like you’re absolutely right. The aircraft in front of them wasn’t clear fast enough. The tower still cleared them to land but it sounded like the pilot called the go around. Not exactly sure.

I played it for my mom. She got a kick out of it. I had to explain to her what they were saying to the plane in front to “turn on tango”. Her reply was “that’s it? Nobody cursed?” :laughing: “Wow, I guess that really wasn’t a big deal”



archive-server.liveatc.net/kord/ … -1900Z.mp3

At about 24:00 you hear them (female controller) tell AA711 to maintain 160. At 24:32 they are told they are at minimum separation and need to slow down. They are then cleared to land. At 26:30 they tell “Getaway503” (not positive on call sign) to expedite a turn at Tango. It sounds to me like they tell AA711 they are still cleared to land and AA711 decides to go around.

That’s my take. But I am NOT a trained ear at this. I am just an aviation geek. Not a pilot or controller. If others have another take on things, please correct me.

“Gateway” - GoJet (United Express).

I read a post where on a go around the FA quickly grabbed the mic and sad something like 'ladies and gentlemen, this is a normal go around procedure and there is nothing to worry about. The pilots are busy now and will speak to us when they are able". Seems like a nice touch and would help to put most everybody at ease, rather than having to wonder in silence as to what is going on.

GoJet call sign is Lindbergh, Getaway is USA 3000.

You are correct; I used an obsolete list (en.allexperts.com/e/a/ai/airline_call_sign.htm) . Maybe changed exactly because of the similarity.

Oh, SOMEBODY definitely cursed! He just didn’t transmit it over the radio! :wink:

The controllers probably had a few choice words to say, too. That was the last thing they wanted.

Cool. I remember when they changed it a couple years back and think you are right on the reason why.