Air France Airbus A340 go around in Tropical Storm Isaac

Air France Airbus A340 go around in Tropical Storm Isaac

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Check out this video clip of a late go around of an Air France Airbus A340-300 at Saint Martin airport during Tropical Storm Isaac:

Wow!

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  1. Ozaer N. Guest

    SXM: my dream spot!!! Thanks Ben!

  2. RJ Guest

    LMAO! i think i heard the word "orgasm" by one of the lady commenters in the video! man, if was only that easy. :)

  3. Lanny Guest

    I visited SXM in 2007. It was great. Saw all the heavies coming in... incredible hardly can describe it. Glad everyone got in safely on this flight.

  4. Monty Guest

    That's crazy low for a go around. Looked like they were getting some cross winds on final there. Check the angle of the plane when you can see it clearly.

  5. pssteve Guest

    It is truly a great plane-spotting area. The day we were there the beach was crowded with people and they were not standing off to the side as this cameraman was. It seemed that if you reached up you could touch the wheels. We videoed a KLM 747 and it was amazing that it could clear the fence and still stop before the hill/mountain at the other end of the runway.

  6. Stephan Guest

    Looks like he was just a tad short on final and decided to go around.

  7. Delta Points New Member

    I love that place. Lisa & I laid down behind the wall during a take-off. There were like 50 people standing and sitting behind us. After takeoff (and a bit warm sand blasted) we looked back and all the people were GONE down the hill into the water! Crazy fun!

  8. bmv818 Guest

    Less stressful than the approach to/landing at St. Barts; even better when you do the two w/in an hour of each other.

  9. canuck_in_ca Guest

    Yes, they do get that close to the fence. Search for SXM on airliners.net. Plane-spotting on that beach is famous.

  10. Simon Guest

    Female aviation fan at 0:34.

  11. Jayson Guest

    yes, they get that close to the fence almost every time.

  12. canuck_in_ca Guest

    If it was AF3510 on 8/28, it made it into SXM if a few minutes late.

  13. Gene Diamond

    Did they HIT the fence??

  14. Justin Guest

    Do they normally get THAT close to the fence?

  15. HikerT Guest

    Looks like any other SXM landing to me other than it was aborted.

  16. Jerry Hung Member

    Looks actually scary...

    why the go around though? divert to new airport or just re-try again?

  17. Adam Guest

    Sounds like he was spooling up the engines before he was over the beach. Would have liked to see the actual landing; or did he head for San Juan instead?

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Ozaer N. Guest

SXM: my dream spot!!! Thanks Ben!

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RJ Guest

LMAO! i think i heard the word "orgasm" by one of the lady commenters in the video! man, if was only that easy. :)

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Lanny Guest

I visited SXM in 2007. It was great. Saw all the heavies coming in... incredible hardly can describe it. Glad everyone got in safely on this flight.

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