Author Topic: [KBOS] JetBlue 1152 Go-Around: Possible Incursion?  (Read 117 times)

Offline yegg

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[KBOS] JetBlue 1152 Go-Around: Possible Incursion?
« on: September 10, 2019, 12:58:07 PM »
All,

Picked up someone from the airport last night, on JetBlue 1152 (Orlando to Boston); they mentioned that they had to go-around, and the captain, allegedly, informed the cabin that "there was a plane near where we were landing". Runway incursions being serious, serious infractions, I was intrigued, and dug up the audio.

However, I want to know what, exactly, happened and why. JetBlue 1152 was landing on Runway 4L, so the incursion likely would have on the front half of that runway. I'm under the impression that all taxing instruction nowadays had to clearly define "cross active runway ## / hold short of runway ##" to prevent people from following a taxiway across runways.

The go-around occurs at the 10:00 mark, so the minute leading up to it is where we get the most information. JetBlue 1152 calls a short final for 4L, which ATC eventually gets to responding to, and clears him for that runway. Then, ATC asks a taxing aircraft to go around / behind (what I hear as) "CAFE", followed by, "Aircraft, can you hold short of THAT runway", to which that aircraft responds "...too late". Then, ATC asks for JetBlue 1152 to go around, which they do.

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kbos/KBOS-Twr-Sep-10-2019-0130Z.mp3

For reference, the KBOS chart: https://flightaware.com/resources/airport/KBOS/APD/AIRPORT+DIAGRAM

Just curious what people thought. Also, about 22min into the audio, JetBlue 1152 is "welcomed back", and has an uneventful landing.

Thanks!
-Y




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Re: [KBOS] JetBlue 1152 Go-Around: Possible Incursion?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 02:29:11 PM »
Tower was trying to get CPA812 (Cathay) across 4L at taxiway N (starting around the 8min mark). Also sounds like JBU1152 was side-stepped from 4R to 4L. CPA812 wasn't completely across 4L by the time JBU1152 was going to touchdown, so the go-around happened. It wasn't an incursion since everyone was doing what they were told, it just didn't work out as planned.

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Re: [KBOS] JetBlue 1152 Go-Around: Possible Incursion?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 04:19:54 PM »
Makes sense! Missed the Cathay designation. Thanks for the clarification.