Old 9th May 2010, 08:48
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Pera
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 187
Actually no.
Actually YES. If you can't comply then you say so and an alternate clearance will be issued. You are not the only aircraft in the sky and you can't keep your aircraft safe if your actions place it in conflict with other aircraft.

This crews communications skills were lacking. Any of these would have worked.

'we can't accept the crosswind, require runway 31 L'
'mayday mayday mayday, emergency fuel, require 31L'
'unable runway heading, require immediate turn for runway 31L'
'pan pan x3, require 31L due crosswind'

Give ATC half a chance.

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