FlightAware Discussions

Close call during Final?

During final pilot made an announcement that we had a close call with another airplane. Can someone smarter then me figure out if this was true. Flight data suggests something wasn’t right , I just don’t know it was another aircraft

It’s hard to say without being there, but I imagine that what happened is that someone did not clear the runway in time and you just didn’t land. I imagine that this would have seemed like you were approaching to land and then the engines spooled up and the plane climbed a little and then leveled off and circled around again before you landed. Nothing too drastic.

It could have been for any number of reasons, from aircraft or vehicles to animals on the runway.

A go around right before you touch the ground is a bit more dramatic and less common. That would be a more pronounced power up and climb, similar to when you are taking off.