July 17, 2024

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An FAA assertion stated the go-around was a “secure, routine process” to keep away from the opposite flight on the runway.

A Jet Blue flight is on the runway behind a United flight at Boston's Logan International Airport.
United Airways and Jet Blue flights, pictured right here, look ahead to takeoff on the runway at Boston’s Logan Airport on June 28, 2023. Steven Senne/Related Press

The company chargeable for regulating aviation security is investigating a airplane that abruptly ascended into the air as a result of one other flight nonetheless on the runway at Logan Worldwide Airport on Sept. 11. 

The United Airways Flight 2267 pilot needed to carry out a “go-around,” a maneuver that includes a airplane climbing again into the air after its pilots determine it will be unsafe to land. In an emailed assertion from the Federal Aviation Administration, they stated the go-around was a “secure, routine process.”

On this case, the FAA stated an air site visitors controller instructed the pilot on the United flight to carry out a go-around due to the opposite airplane nonetheless on the runway. 

The flight from Chicago was ready to land at Boston’s airport at about 10:45 p.m. earlier than pilots had been instructed to keep away from touchdown. Based on FlightAware, an internet site that tracks flights, the United flight landed at 11:02 p.m at Logan.

FlightAware additionally reveals the airplane circle round Boston after its preliminary arrival. 

In a press release from the FAA, the company acknowledged that this process may seem to be an “emergency maneuver” to passengers. Boston 25 Information spoke to a passenger, who stated “folks on the airplane gasped on the speedy pull-up” of the airplane and that the speedy climb into the air pushed them into their seats. 

Boston.com reached out to the FAA and United for extra particulars on the investigation. A United spokesperson wouldn’t remark, referring the media to the FAA. The company stated they had been nonetheless investigating the incident as of Wednesday afternoon.