Air Force One Aborts Landing with President Obama On Board

Posted May 18th 2011 11:30 AMUpdated May 18th 2011 11:33 AM




On Wednesday morning, Air Force One was approaching Bradley International Airport in Connecticut with President Obama on board when it aborted its landing due to bad visibility, the White House reports.

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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I wonder if members of the tea party will travel in airforce one since they want to cut govenment spending airforce one has to go it cost way too much money to operate hate to say this but a 747 can only manuver so much it is not or dose not have the manuver capacity like a F-15

June 29 2011 at 4:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I wonder what Bruce Dickerson of Iron Maden Has for His Airplane ED FORCE ONE
the only 757 that can travel further then 4,500 NM he must have an extra fuel tank on borad and yes he and he alone pays all cost to opporate the airplane fuel maintance and he pilots his own plane the same goes for jhon trovolta now here this why can't El presendeite maintain airforce one out his pocket and save the tax payer the headaches if the Government won't soupurt use why souport the US govenment we should boycoyt taxes

June 29 2011 at 4:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


May 28 2011 at 3:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

One last thing, and I will slow down...Air Force One is a full-blown military command post...A missile traveling at about 1700 MPH does not wait for the president to land, deplane, and analyze intel...It is an amazing plane...When stationed near DC, I had the opportunity to board it for about 15 minutes...America can be very proud of this plane...It has the capability to connect to the Virginia Mainframe in 10 seconds...Remember, nobody does anything without code or codes...Hopefully, it remains a great ride, but it has a mucher greater function in our defense...And I was in it 15 years ago...Can you imagine the tech upgrades since then?...

May 18 2011 at 7:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

lhte: Please visit is a neutral organization that keeps score...It is used by both the right and left to track meaningful statistics...It even will tell you how many times Jerry Ford played golf or, how many times a particular president visited Camp David...It is pretty entertaining stuff...These numbers were not merely "pulled from a hat"...

May 18 2011 at 6:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Thanks, nckp01...I had the facts ready to post, but you beat me to the punch...Go lightly on this young man...His hate is clouding his judgement...It sometimes is difficult to understand why so many are so angry...I live about 90 minutes from Detroit...If you cross The Ambassador Bridge to Windsor, Ontario, you wouldn't believe the difference...I have walked the streets of Windsor at 3:00 AM, and it never even crossed my mind that I might be in danger...I stay at the Athenian Hotel when I attend concerts, and the staff will not allow me to walk the 10 or so blocks to the beautiful Fox Theatre...I wish I had the answer, but I'm sure that academic discussion would clearly define them without all the emotion...

An excellent example would be the issue of entitlements...I believe we need to convene an eclectic group to consider this question: If we were to wipe out the current welfare benefits to everyone under 62 years of age, and start all over again, what would we construct as the new welfare system?...I truley do not believe we wish to endanger the health of the aged or the young, but the system currently in place fosters generational poverty...The problem is that many ball the entire entitlement system into one problem...Something for nothing does not seem to be working....

May 18 2011 at 6:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bonnie Upton

OMG Now Air Force 1 is aborting! What will the right wing make of this! lmao

May 18 2011 at 5:46 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

I don't believe anyone mentioned "race"...Please back up your FACTS with valid evidence...Try FaceBook probably didi more than any of the organizations you cite...Bad intel is a soildier's most frequent nightmare...

May 18 2011 at 5:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Gregkingms , you are an idiot . Before you go spewing so called facts, why don't you get your **** straight .

Obama vacation days -- 77

The dumbest President to ever live , Bush Jr - 977 freaking days on vacation . He was in office 2920 days total .

Carter -- 79 days

Bush Sr -- 543 days

Clinton 152 days ..

there you go you idiot

May 18 2011 at 5:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to nckp01's comment

I guess you just pull numbers out of your hat and they become facts because...???

May 18 2011 at 6:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

in the first place if you will reread my last post i never said anything about race or black or white or african american or hispanic etc... I have lived 45+ years and have seen alot of presidents come and go. I have always paid attention to politics. I felt the same way about jimmie carter he was an idiot who didnt know his ass from a whole in the ground. Im not stupid I realize the pres. can not just get in a car and go any where. That was a joke, but they do make smaller airplanes the military has all sorts of aircraft. Not to mention armored vehicles. This guy is living more lavishly than any other pres. in history FACT. He has taken more vacations than any other pres. FACT He has blatently given large payoffs to states and companys that supported him during the election. By the way Acorn,ACLU & NAACP gave him the presidency and they have been paid back 10 fold.FACT I could go on & on. Simple truth is skin color doesnt matter. What matters is honesty, integrity and strong ethics.

May 18 2011 at 5:19 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply