Skip to comments.Air Force One Aborts Landing, Second Try Successful [En Route To Campaign Stop]
Posted on 09/26/2012 9:33:42 PM PDT by Steelfish
Air Force One Aborts Landing, Second Try Successful By CNN September 26, 2012
President Barack Obama exits Air Force One in Ohio Wednesday after an initial landing attempt was aborted.
(CNN) -- Air Force One, flying President Barack Obama to a campaign event, aborted an initial landing attempt in Ohio on Wednesday due to weather conditions.
The jumbo jet experienced turbulence on approach to Toledo and was within sight of the runway when the pilot pulled the plane up and circled the airport, according to reporters on board.
"Air Force One, missed approach," the pilot announced to air traffic controllers, according to radio recordings on the website LiveATC.net. "We'd like radar vectors back around," the pilot said, according to the recordings.
The Boeing 747 landed safely shortly before noon ET after its go-around, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The FAA described the incident as a "routine missed approach due to weather." Weather conditions included fog and mist. Visibility was three miles, but the clouds were at 400 feet. It was the second aviation incident related to the presidential campaign in the past week.
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This is just so Obama can say he has experienced abortion first hand.
Oh great, he will use this as an opener to make fun of Romney about plane windows.
Man wants a do-over, he gets it, with radar vectors. All while paying attention to the MARSA stuff.
God bless military pilots.
Rim shot. Clank. Day um
A surgeon that reattaches tongues that have been bitten off could make a fortune off this thread.
copying Ann Romney’s plane trouble huh?
Taxpayer funded campaign.
Ever read an article when suddenly a word comes to mind, and it pushes everything else out of the way? It happened to me while reading this. The word was “Smolensk”. Kind of disturbing.
I don’t know what “Smolensk” means other than I believe it is a city in Poland.... I could be wrong about that... but if it is indicative of pre anticipated events, I had the same thought.
We never get a break, do we?
The 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash occurred on 10 April 2010 when a Tupolev Tu-154M aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board. These included President Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, former President Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Poland's deputy foreign minister, Polish government officials, 15 members of the Polish parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre. They were en route from Warsaw to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre; the site is approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) west of Smolensk.
The pilots attempted to land at Smolensk North Airport, a former military airbase, in thick fog that reduced visibility to about 500 metres (1,600 ft). The aircraft was too low as it approached the runway. Striking trees in the fog, it rolled upside down, impacted the ground, broke apart, and eventually came to rest 200 metres (660 ft) short of the runway in a wooded area.
"On one notable day, Mr. Obama held six fundraisers in about nine hours, flying from Washington on Air Force One to Minneapolis for a triple-header of donor events before flying to Chicago for three more."
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