Runway completely disappears in rain

Pilots forced to go around

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+9 1. mwak commented 11 years ago

whaou, now that's some fog. Normaly the ILS will get you close enough to the runway but here the fog's so low and dense that it's really the short final approach that it is impossible to see so it won't help.
I hope there was a good ATC/ground control to help them that day.
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+6 2. dfinit commented 11 years ago

This must be the temperate equivalent of a desert mirage... look, the runway! ... oh noes... only water :-D
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+7 3. Cloe commented 11 years ago

wow , not a good day to be a rookie:D
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0 4. Xionbox (moderator) commented 11 years ago

#3 Or is it? Great training, I'd say!
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+2 5. kekke2000 commented 11 years ago

How come something you can see from distance disappears when you come closer?
0:29 Look at the road that crosses the runway. It disappears before it's out of the picture.
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+2 6. dvandok commented 11 years ago

Happened to me once, on approach to Munich airport. Quite scary as suddenly the engines rev up again! But the pilots keep their cool. There was just a raincloud exactly over the runway on first approach, the second time around it went smoothly.
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+4 7. tdh10 commented 11 years ago

#4 I would say it's great execution because of great training. That's is a very dangerous situation. They had the runway environment in sight; which is required to descend below decision height ("minimums" ) and lost that visual pretty close to the runway. Excellent Job!
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0 8. Judge-Jake commented 6 years ago

Runway at Brigadoon. :D