Air Force One Aborts Landing with President Obama On Board
Air Force One's pilot did a "go-round" of the airport, circling due to safety concerns at 9:50am, the FAA reports.
The FAA reported to ABC News that visibility was "below the minimum", indicating that the pilots could not see the runway from the altitude required to guarantee a safe landing.
"A missed approach is 'called' by the pilot in command of an aircraft or the aircraft crew at any point in the approach to an airport on an instrument approach," an aviation expert told ABC News.
The FAA confirmed a missed approached at 9:50am, pool reports state, but the president landed safely at 10:05am on the second attempt.
ABC reports that members of the press on board Air Force Once did not notice anything out of the ordinary. An aviation expert told ABC News: "Happens all the time, even for commercial and military flights."
Obama is in Connecticut to attend the United States Coast Guard commencement.
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