Author Topic: UA 1059 Go Around at SFO 8/12/17 (TCAS) HELP  (Read 1631 times)

Offline ckotula

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UA 1059 Go Around at SFO 8/12/17 (TCAS) HELP
« on: August 13, 2017, 03:22:14 PM »

I was on United 1059 yesterday from IAH-SFO (12 August) and we had a strange go-around.  Our plane was lined up on final to 28L and there was another United aircraft off our left landing on parallel 28R at the same time.  I'd seen this before but this time the parallel aircraft seemed super close.  Just as we passed "the bridge" our aircraft did quite a dramatic go-around, pulling up and left much more violently than I've experienced a go-around before. 

Pilot said it was due to the parallel aircraft setting off our TCAS - or that is what I got from his announcement.  And he seemed verbally kind of in shock when he gave the announcement to the paxs.

I've been trying to find the  ATC recording to no avail.  Must be getting my ZULU times wrong...?  Or maybe it is on 28 L/R approach feed, as I was looking on the towers feed for SFO.

Could someone here who is good at this stuff try to track it down?

UA 1059
12 AUG 2017


Offline wiedehopf

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Re: UA 1059 Go Around at SFO 8/12/17 (TCAS) HELP
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 03:47:35 PM »

go-around at 16:43

which is august 13th 00:46:33Z ;)

btw if you check the flight history on flightradar it shows times in utc ... without a date though :)

not very interesting just gave RA (TCAS Resolution Advisory) as the reason.
nothing on the recording you don't already know i guess :)

oh and the other airplane should have been to your right.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2017, 03:50:26 PM by wiedehopf »

Offline ckotula

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Re: UA 1059 Go Around at SFO 8/12/17 (TCAS) HELP
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 09:29:01 PM »
Thanks so much!  I was putting in local date and time translated to Zulu instead of straight Zulu

All clear now.

Yes obviously it was more exciting as a passenger than for the pilot as you listen to the recording.  :wink: