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Dublin Airport Near Miss Today?

  • 16-05-2022 6:20pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,059 ✭✭✭

    Anyone got any information on what looks like a near miss incident earlier this afternoon. Ryanair flight Dub-Ams was on the runway as an Aer Lingus inbound from Lanzarote came in to land. Aer Lingus had a go around and Ryanair exited runway at same time before retrying couple minutes later.

    Is this sort of thing a reasonably normal occurance or is it a biggie?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,842 ✭✭✭sparrowcar

    Very common at busy airports with tight spacing. Not a near miss or even close. ATC controller instructed the Ryanair to cancel take off clearance and instructed the Aer Lingus to go around. All done in a calm professional manner.

  • Registered Users Posts: 60 ✭✭busy bee 33

    Why would they have deviated from the great circle on this route?

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,495 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    i spotted that planes were landing on the other runway earlier, but didn't think the wind was unusual enough to warrant it. was that related or unrelated to the incident?

    edit: just read the date on the OP; never mind.

  • Registered Users Posts: 923 ✭✭✭Qprmeath

    Drone activity closed the runway earlier today for half hour or so.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,348 ✭✭✭basill

    More favourable winds, slot avoidance/minimisation, congested airspace, standard published routes between city pairs, military airspace to name but a few.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 60 ✭✭busy bee 33

    Thanks. And apologies. I posted in the wrong thread in error