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Old 3rd Mar 2008, 08:23
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Innerspace
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Very well executed Balked-Landing, good training paid off and prevented a catastrophic situation.

But still: The question needs to be asked why they even attempted to land on RWY 23 with the winds somewhat more favourable for RWY 33, even if its not a big change it makes a significante diffrence under those conditions.

What about the procedure acc. OM-A or OM-B? How come other flights diverted or used the other RWY as described earlier in this thread and therefore didnt expose their Pax to such a potential dangerous situation?

Our (NJE) SOP states if the actual winds, including gusts as reported by the TWR / ATIS exceed the X-Wind limit then a missed approach shall be initiated. Every FMS / FDC should have a function where you can calculate the X-Wind for each runway. Part of the apporach briefing should include this discussion as well on which runway to use and what limit is the limit.

It appears to me, that those question are not really ciritically discussed here since the Crew solved the situation in an excellent manner. But commercial pressure might have put them there in the first place.

What conditions have to prevail in order to use the alternate?

What are your company procedures regarding this?
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