On March 1 I was a passenger on an American Airlines flight (AA 2315) landing at Denver International Airport, during the landing the pilot accelerated unexpectedly and started a turn. He came on the intercom and explained that a Southwest flight had gotten too close, and so they decided to loop around and try the landing again.

Everything was fine, but I'm just so curious - are details about this incident logged anywhere? I'd love to know more!


There is a great post that talks about all the different factors that go into determining whether an aborted landing is considered an "incident" or not. Unfortunately, I don't know enough about the details to be able to determine whether my particular experience is an incident. I'm hoping that incidents are publicly posted and I can search there to find out if my landing shows up or not.

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    $\begingroup$ Does this answer your question? Is an aborted landing considered an incident for the FAA? - specifically my answer there $\endgroup$
    – randomhead
    Mar 4, 2022 at 17:42
  • $\begingroup$ Great information! Unfortunately, as I was in the middle seat on the exit row (so no window) I don't know a lot of the details (like how far off the ground we were). Is there an online database that I can look at to see if it was reported (which seems unlikely)? $\endgroup$ Mar 4, 2022 at 18:04
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    $\begingroup$ I looked it up on the history replay function of FR24.com. Your flight was co-altitude with a Southwest 737-700 that was turning onto approach to a parallel runway, at less than 1NM on a converging course. In my book, that qualifies a serious incident. $\endgroup$
    – DeltaLima
    Mar 4, 2022 at 22:39
  • $\begingroup$ The most annoying part of all stack overflow sites, is the overzealous admins. My post is NOT the same as these other posts - I'm not asking a general question, I'm asking a specific question about a specific incident. DeltaLima actually answered the question, at least got started in the right direction (thank you!) $\endgroup$ Mar 4, 2022 at 23:41
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    $\begingroup$ @BettyCrokker Just so you are aware, and think poorly of our actual moderators (they have diamonds after their usernames), the 5 people who voted to close your question as a duplicate were regular users, albeit with high reputations, or high enough to be able to do so. Stack Exchange is a community curated question and answer site. A diamond mod could close it, but they generally leave the "easy stuff" to us community members to do. $\endgroup$
    – CGCampbell
    Mar 8, 2022 at 15:37


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