Air Force One's forecast: missed approach
President Obama boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews Wednesday morning.
May 18th, 2011
11:41 AM ET

Air Force One's forecast: missed approach

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Even the commander-in-chief takes a back seat to bad weather.  Wednesday, just as Air Force One was approaching Hartford’s Bradley International Airport to land, the pilot executed a missed approach and circled around.

Federal Aviation Authority spokeswoman Laura Brown tells CNN, "The plane had not yet reached the runway and the weather was 'bad' so the pilot circled around and lined up for another landing."

President Obama is scheduled to speak this morning at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's graduation ceremony in New London.  It was cloudy and rainy in Hartford this morning and the president's speech at the Coast Guard Academy which was originally planned outside was moved to an indoor location.

Air Force One circled around the airport, located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, at approximately 9:50 a.m. At the time, the weather there was 55 degrees, extremely overcast and northwest winds at 11mph.

White House spokesperson Nick Shapiro confirmed the incident and said that due to the weather the pilot decided to circle around before landing the plane but added, “[T]his is a standard and safe procedure.”

The president's plane did eventually land at the airport just a few minutes later, at 10:05 a.m., without incident.  It's not known if Obama knew about the missed landing.  Reporters traveling on Air Force One were unaware of the first attempted landing.


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  1. Enough is Enough

    With the exception of getting Osama I would say missed approach sums the Obama presidency.

    May 18, 2011 at 11:54 am |
    • Marco

      Why don't you move somewhere else and stfu

      May 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
      • me

        Well said!

        May 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm |
      • MikeR

        Right on!

        May 18, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
      • RickinJP

        Couldn't have said it better myself!

        May 18, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
    • John

      LOL... Got to use that one on the democrats I work with... oh, I can't do that... democrats don't work.

      May 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm |
      • ellid

        Liar. I've been a registered Democrat for over twenty years and I probably work harder than you.

        May 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
      • SgtSerge

        Do you really believe that? If so you are dumb, otherwise funny joke :)

        May 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
      • Runswithbeer

        Liberal Democrat, worked for 46 years since I was 13 and still working.

        May 19, 2011 at 8:41 am |
      • XWngLady

        Registered Democrat who works hard, pays taxes (a lot) and VOTES!

        May 19, 2011 at 10:49 am |
      • BostonBill

        Another Liberal Democrat. Using my lunch break to tell you what a narrow minded moron you must be. I'm well into my sixties. I served in combat in Vietnam. How about you. Have you ever serves in the military? I've worked since I was fourteen. I pay my bills and my taxes. I've never been on on any type of public assistance. I work in health care so I take care of the people the right wing wants to ignore. All of my liberal friends live the same kind of lifestyle I do. I just want to know,where did you and your clearly uninformed bigots get the idea that Democrats/ Liberals don't work and con tribute to this country. I'll be waiting for an answer. Please site your sources. I see this a lot from You People".Now I'm asking that you prove it.

        May 19, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
      • BostonBill

        I'm waiting for your response.

        May 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
      • ck1721

        I love how people take a joke so literally that they feel the need to explain how the joke doesn't apply to them. Just keep working harder Democrats, millions on welfare are depending on you!

        May 19, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
    • common thinking

      right on! and he got Osama...because he followed the Bush policies!!!

      May 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
      • jaysterb

        And just what policies might those be? These perhaps?

        "I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
        – G.W. Bush, 3/13/02

        "I am truly not that concerned about him."
        – G.W. Bush, repsonding to a question about bin Laden's whereabouts,
        3/13/02 (The New American, 4/8/02)

        May 18, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
      • ellid

        Sorry to contradict your right-wing talking points, old sport, but Khalid Sheik Mohammed only gave up bin Laden's courier's name AFTER the Bush administration had stopped torturing him. They'd also dismantled the task force charged with finding and assassinating/arresting him. But why let facts get in the way of your hatred of the man who did in two years what Bush couldn't or wouldn't do in seven?

        May 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
      • mgc6288

        Once again another loon taking a quote out of context...

        He doesn't care about Osama's location because he's not thinking about "one man" but the bigger picture...and he's more worried about the troops. Go back to your kool-aid.

        May 18, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
      • Thomas

        Was that the Bush policy of starting a war with a nation that was not involved in 911 or AQ (that would be Iraq) so that we could lure AQ into a sense of false security for 7 years long years only to then have an op to take out UBL

        That Bush policy?

        May 19, 2011 at 8:42 am |
      • XWngLady

        @Mgc6288: Nice Try, but this thread is talking specifically about catching Osama Bin Laden, not about continuing the general war on terror or al Qaeda. It was President Obama who directed the DOD, CIA, etc. to make capturing or killing Osama Bin Laden himself, a priority, something which Pres. Bush by his own admission in your lovely video has admitted not being concerned with.

        May 19, 2011 at 10:54 am |
    • Dave

      IMO, the only mistake that Obama has made is extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. Your opinion is yours, but plenty of us think differently and will vote for him again.

      May 18, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
      • MikeR

        well stated.

        May 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
      • RickinJP

        Well said.

        May 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
      • Tina

        Exactly!!

        May 19, 2011 at 7:18 am |
    • citizen

      Well said. Obama is a disaster

      May 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
      • len

        The GOP is an embarressment........

        May 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
      • Moe

        Len, YOU'RE an embarrassment.

        May 18, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
      • Brad

        Following one of the worst presidents in the history of our country, this administration has began pulling us out and we are on the road to recovery. That is hardly a disaster.

        May 19, 2011 at 12:04 am |
      • Bill

        So was your mom, len, after you were born!

        May 19, 2011 at 6:01 am |
    • Scott

      lonely, bitter and ignorant... pity you have nothing useful to contribute to society...

      May 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
    • michael

      go f yourself

      May 18, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
    • EnoughIsEnoughIsAPhaggot

      Come at me bro! U mad Obama's long term policies are and will be more successful than Bush's? Ya u mad.

      May 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
      • jsart

        U said it right , they mad cause he's black & hes successful , if bush was black I doubt u racist haters would give him credit ......

        May 19, 2011 at 6:14 am |
  2. Gary

    Seriously? Can't believe someone wrote an article about this, and CNN published it.

    May 18, 2011 at 11:54 am |
    • Lean6

      And then you clicked on it when the title clearly stated what the article was about. It's quite unusual for Air Force One to have to execute a missed approach, and since there's always some conspiracy idiot always ready to sell a story, they had to report why the big airplane with the best of the best pilot in command put wheels back in the well and began to climb.

      May 18, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
    • Lean6

      And then you clicked on it when the title clearly stated what the article was about. It's quite unusual for Air Force One to have to execute a missed approach, and since there's always some conspiracy person always ready to sell a story, they had to report why the big airplane with the best of the best pilot in command put wheels back in the well and began to climb.

      May 18, 2011 at 9:45 pm |
  3. Diesel08

    here go the right wingers w their stupid comments... bring it on OBAMA 2012.

    what happened during W's 8 years............? not alot of positive things

    May 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  4. Fuppedduck

    I thought "missed approach" was when McCain's selected Sarah " I can see Russia from my disfunctional househlod" Palin. POW!!!

    May 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  5. TPF

    Since we really don't know what Obama's beliefs are, he can't blame it on OUR God. George Bush was the air traffic controller, it's all his fault. Poor George he gets blamed for all Obama's screw up, and there are plenty. Enough to make him a one termer.

    May 18, 2011 at 12:18 pm |
  6. This is no big deal!

    This is nothing big...it happens all the time. Now that ATC is under the radar (no pun intended) everyone is being critical of the aviation community.

    Maybe Airforce one could left later if they knew conditions would be bad at that time? I'm not a weather forecaster, so I can't answer that.

    May 18, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
  7. Scott

    Talk about newsworthy "NOT"

    May 18, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
  8. Eric

    The Obama administration has accomplished more good during his first term, than the eight years of misery under Bush's failureship for the country. The good news is Obama is going to be re-elected too! :-)

    May 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
    • Tom

      Eric meet reality, reality meet Eric.

      May 19, 2011 at 1:26 am |
      • Be Very Quiet - Im Hunting Wepublicans,,,,,,ha ha ha ha.

        Obama/Biden 2012 LANDSLIDE !!!!!!!!!!!

        May 19, 2011 at 7:41 am |
  9. Zach

    Why does stuff like this make the news?!?!?

    May 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
    • Be Very Quiet - Im Hunting Wepublicans,,,,,,ha ha ha ha.

      Dear Zak,
      Why do you read it ?

      May 19, 2011 at 7:41 am |
  10. Jerry, Florida

    On another note, how convenient to attribute criticism of our president to "racism." Nowhere in recent published articles in reference to the overwhelming numbers of voters of all ethnicities who elected President NObama to office is there a single mention. Are we supposed to believe that the voters who have become disenchanted with NObama's policies are now racists? Whether NObama's supporters accept it or not; his fall in popularity is because the "change" he promised is NOT the change America expected or wanted.

    I am a latino and life-long Democrat, and I don't support President NObama. I also don't like his beliefs on redistribution of wealth or his beliefs on stimulating America's economy out of a recession with borrowed billions of dollars. Nor do I believe in higher taxes for the "rich" when almost half of the country does not pay any federal taxes at all.

    I certainly don't share NObama's belief about labor unions or his government takeover of private businesses. I most certainly don't believe in inviting so called "rappers" to the White House who stupidly and openly advocate shooting police officers.

    And of course, I don't believe the federal government has the authority to make me buy heath insurance or any other products, for that matter. I don't believe the federal government is answer to everything, but rather, part of the problem.

    What does racism have to do with tis beliefs? REALLY!

    May 18, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
    • Chris P

      A better question is why people blame gender bias as the reason people call Palin an idiot. It's the same thing, but somehow OK if repubs do it.

      May 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
    • RAWoD

      Hey Jerry - your left turn signal has been blinking for about 200 miles.

      May 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
    • franck

      No it is not racist. But look at your point. If you can clean up a pile of garbage within 30 second, you have a point. If not, you will understand you have to go to certain procedure. Unpleasant one, i might add

      May 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
    • Nick

      "And of course, I don't believe the federal government has the authority to make me buy heath insurance"

      The problem is the millions who elect not to buy health insurance drive cost to everyone else that has it because when they break a leg where do they go, and who pays for it? Exactly...so I am all for you NOT having health insurace IF your not allowed to have any medical procedures before YOU PAY UP FRONT

      May 18, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
    • p cymbalist

      you might be taken seriously if you didn't keep spelling his name with a stupid slur . by the way his policeys help to save thousands of jobs at gm and chrysler. which also avoided a repeat of the great depression .buy the way whites don't have a monopoly on racism or stupidity

      May 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
    • ellid

      I don't believe for one minute that you are either a Democrat or Latino. I do, however, believe that you are a troll.

      May 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
    • SgtSerge

      I love how you can list off things you don't like yet don't offer any solutions. The fact you call him "nobama" tells me that you have already made up your mind and have decided that no matter what this guy does it will not be good enough for you.
      "Inflexible people like you make American voters sick" ... really? did you ask them all yourself? Do you have a crystal ball? It is your inflexibility that makes ME sick.
      I do not agree with everything Obama has done, nor do I think he is the answer to America's problems, but you are showing a blatant disrespect to our political system and our country.
      I will agree with you on one thing, not all people disagree with Obama on everything because of racism..... stupidity and the inability to look at policies and decide what is good and bad.
      To you everything "Nobama" does will be bad, so like I said, you have already decided, no matter what the guy does he will always be "nobama" to you, so in my opinion you have no right to speak on behalf of the "American Voters".
      =)

      May 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
    • Lili

      Are you really a latino, Jerry? I hope not......

      May 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
    • Be Very Quiet - Im Hunting Wepublicans,,,,,,ha ha ha ha.

      As soon as you used the word "Nobama"
      It became clear you are Republican.

      May 19, 2011 at 7:43 am |
  11. Name*Gwats

    You're a loser ,Jerry Obama can't do it alone. Why don't you quit whining and roll up your sleeves and help?

    May 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
  12. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Jerry in Florida: You failed in making your point because you have no mention of Republicans. Try again and think about it insteading of venting your hate for President Obama.

    May 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
    • Joe

      I am not a Republican and I hate Obama. He is a terrible President. He has no idea what money is or what money can do.

      May 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
      • Lili

        fake democrat, ya'll.....

        May 18, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
    • Suzanne

      Caludia in Houston, your response to Jerry in Florida is so right. Jerry in Florida, just say you hate the president because the very fact you fail to mention the Republicans and how they have also messed with your quality of life, especially the Latino population is like biting the hand that feeds the mouth. Don't you know it? Republicans hate immigrants (illegal or not) and Latinos, especially! They're opposed to mostly any type of immigration and don't want a path to legalization for illegal Latinos. Go ahead Jerry, hate Obama, the Democrats. The Republicans have done everything good, in your mind it seems.

      May 18, 2011 at 1:57 pm |
    • Jeff in VA

      Claudia in Houston: Why does one (Jerry) have to mention Republicans? Are you implying that if one is a Repub (or anything other than a Dem for that matter), then you are a racist? I think you are drinking way too much PC Kool Aid.

      littletingod: You have been sipping the Kool Aid too I see. Blaming the recession specifically on GWB policies and wars just shows your narrow minded view which is not supported by the data. Contributed to the recession...Yes. The "cause of"...NO. Do your homework instead of just spouting loony left propaganda.

      May 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  13. Phil Cooper

    This is news? Go-arounds are standard operating procedure for pilots and are NOT news. Tell us about it if the plane performed three go-arounds and crashed on the fourth attempt.

    May 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  14. William1978

    Whats funny to me is how can one person can only incourage policy then sign them into law is to blame for all the bs in Washington. First the rebublicans block and filibuster every possible bill by democrats refuse to work with them then blame the democrats that nothing is getting done. and the instant they get a majority they continue to try make the poor and middle class suffer. Since 1970 the average wage has continued to drop and that is with a minimum of about 8 dollars while it was probably 2 back then. While the ammount of excutives pay has more than tripled in the same time. You cant get a conscensus if only one side is trying and the is saying I have a better way but doesnt have solutions or a plan. and is unwilling to work with the other because it will make them look weak to their party(republicans/tea party)....

    May 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
  15. mjw

    Jerry,

    If you are "Latino" I am Mary Magdalene.

    May 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
  16. David in FL

    You don't like his beliefs or you don't like what you were told his beliefs are???

    May 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm |
  17. littletingod

    Yet when you are caught in a disaster, you are screaming for the federal government to bail you out. BTW, the recession is because of GWB policies and wars. Obama got a plate full of Bushit when he took office and has been trying to clean it up ever since.

    May 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
    • Rich54

      littletingod;

      I know Obummer has a full plate, with golf, visiting Oprah and campaiging how does he have time for anything else?

      May 18, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
      • Lili

        where were you when Pres. Bush and Cheney was driving the country into the Grand Canyon? Or were you asleep during t hat era???

        May 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
      • Be Very Quiet - Im Hunting Wepublicans,,,,,,ha ha ha ha.

        @ Rich54

        Only six year olds use the term "Obummer"
        Grow up.

        May 19, 2011 at 7:46 am |
      • Jay in NC

        @ Be Very Quiet, Only six year olds watch cartoons. You say you are hunting "Wepublicans" then complain about someone else choice of words? Typical hypocritical Liberal.

        May 19, 2011 at 8:01 am |
    • ezduzit757

      GWB had 8 years to royally screw things up and everyone thinks Obama can fix it by just snapping his fingers. When GWB was in office everying was going downhill – jobs, the economy – now we are on the upturn – going in the right direction. Let's give Obama 8 years and see how far up we will go!

      May 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  18. Rich54

    Damm;

    My prayers wern't answered.

    May 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
  19. William1978

    Commom an extremist or thug are you crazy... He is one of only a few artist that deserves the respect of the president... Have you heard any of his music watched his movies. I would guess not you just follow along like a puppy being led by a leash.... yeah I might be a democrat but I dont follow blindly... look at your boy newt he went against the grain of the repub party and is being torn apart and he is supposed to be a founding father to your new radical republican movement.... Isn't he the one who said get mean get ugly and dont back down whether your wrong or right.... lol... Now look at him he trained the attack dogs let em loose on the world.... then a few years later their pups done bit em onm the you know what..... get em ...... haha

    May 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
  20. james of kville nc

    Why dont us ignorant american people stop complaining and get out and help vote the right candidates in office.We as proud americans what makes this country different one man cannot do it all even Jesus at disciples to go about where he wasnt at.So everyone needs to pitch in and help,i am truely a proud democrat and dismiss the hatred of those loud talking doing nothing REpulicans.

    May 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  21. Jeff

    It's a smart pilot that executes a "go-around" when the approach is bad.
    Good on him! Given the pressures that these guys are under to make tight schedules that was a gutsy and appropriate call.
    bravo for the pilot.

    May 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
  22. krehator

    So what....

    May 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
  23. bill

    I'm just sick and tired of hearing what Obama does every day!! Did he poop toda?? Oh,wow, let's report on THAT!!! I've done missed approaches and nobody cared!!!it happens every day!!!I'm just tired of hearing about his every move!!!

    May 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
    • Lili

      Jealous!!!!

      May 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  24. Joe

    Enough is Enough, it just sums up your mamma for having you, you racist republican scumbag.

    May 18, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
  25. Sebastian, Carlsbad, California

    Jerry in Florida:

    First of all, being a minority [ latino or black] does not insulate a person from being able to be racist.

    I would agree that the word "racism" may get overused. Fewer people are the "cross-burning", "white-sheet-wearing" variety of racists. However what the Presidency of Barack Obama has revealed is how race-specific opposition to the President is clear.

    You mentioned the President adding to the national debt to get us out of the recession and you seem to buy the implied GOP line that this is indicative of his financial irresponsibility. You CONVENIENTLY forget that Obama didn't run up the $12 Trillion of debt we have: Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Reagan, Bush (Daddy), Clinton [who actually ran some surpluses], Bush (Sonny), Bush (Sonny) did.

    What I (and other independet voters) observe is that it wasn't until the President was Black, was such a concerted effort to malign the chief executive made on this topic. Furthermore, if anyone deserves a break for adding to the deficit, it would be a President taking action to stave off a 2nd Great Depression with a $787B Stimulus Bill (not $1T like the GOP claims it was; a action plan that was 1/3 Tax Cuts and 2/3rds focused spending).

    When thinking people look at the opposition that has been manufactured against Obama, we don't see principles, we see EMOTION. We see race-based bias.

    When thinking people see that President Number 44 is the only one for who some segment of the population rabiddly asks for a birth certificate – going so far as to have state legislations try to pass laws to require he show it - we see race-based bias.

    I could go on and delineate 10 to 20 more examples of how this President, despite the merits of what he has done has been attacked while other, white Presidents or white politicians doing the same thing were PRAISED Healthcare reform when Romney did it was praised by the GOP but under Obama it is suddenly socialism. Hopefully, by now, you get the point.

    Maybe you have to be a black achiever in this country to see the disparate treatment. Maybe not.

    May 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
    • SgtSerge

      Great read, May not agree with everything Obama does, but I find this a fair view of the current situation.

      May 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
    • Name*

      Wow, give him an "A" on his term paper. Give him an "F" for being a true racist on the grounds that the guilty dogs allways bark first

      May 18, 2011 at 11:02 pm |
  26. Swatguy

    As an Air Force Reserve pilot, I am a little confused by what an extreme overcast is. Is it REALLY overcast as opposed to just a little overcast? And that someone sitting on a jet would not know about a missed approach is ludicrous, first hint in really loud noise of engines taking jet back in the extreme overcast. What to go, CNN, another non story.

    May 18, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  27. michael

    republicans are just whining scared pussys who cant standit that obama is doing a far better job than bush ever did obama will also get 4 more years guaranteed

    May 18, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
    • Lonnie

      So true, michael. Proud supporter of Pres. Barack Obama. OBAMA 2012!

      May 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  28. harriet

    Latino with no home training/education Stop disrespecting the President's name

    May 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  29. Propilot

    Why does this even make the news? This is such a routine action that it shouldn't even raise anyone's eyebrow, yet alone take up space in the news. Go-arounds, rejected landings, missed approaches... Who cares!!!! They are normal!!! They happen all the time!!!!! We are trained to do them versus putting the people and aircraft into harms way. If we don't like the way the landing looks, we're going to go around and set up for another approach. Does the US media really have nothing else to report?!

    May 18, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  30. shannon

    When obama took office the country was a big mess because of bush!!! He tries and republicans always block him....I think taxin the rich is the right thing to do because the poor can't afford to survive and the rich get much BIGGER tax breaks than the poor... How is that fair? Btw how is it that an article about a missed landing turns into an obama bashing?!

    May 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  31. Jerry, Florida

    Hey Claudia, there you go again. If anyone disagrees with NObama or his policies, you are a "hater/racist." I guess you miss the fact that the present administration is Democrat, not Republican. Oh well... Inflexible people like you make American voters sick.

    Since your brain does not seem to be engaged, I will not be getting into a bloggers war with you.

    ¡Buena suerte!

    May 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
    • SgtSerge

      I love how you can list off things you don't like yet don't offer any solutions. The fact you call him "nobama" tells me that you have already made up your mind and have decided that no matter what this guy does it will not be good enough for you.
      "Inflexible people like you make American voters sick" ... really? did you ask them all yourself? Do you have a crystal ball? It is your inflexibility that makes ME sick.
      I do not agree with everything Obama has done, nor do I think he is the answer to America's problems, but you are showing a blatant disrespect to our political system and our country.
      I will agree with you on one thing, not all people disagree with Obama on everything because of racism..... stupidity and the inability to look at policies and decide what is good and bad.
      To you everything "Nobama" does will be bad, so like I said, you have already decided, no matter what the guy does he will always be "nobama" to you, so in my opinion you have no right to speak on behalf of the "American Voters".
      =)

      May 18, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
    • ellid

      Look! The troll knows a couple of words of Spanish! Isn't Google Translate amazing?

      May 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
    • Lili

      Obama/Biden 2012

      May 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  32. dave nelson

    Has anyone noticed that when a black person is being criticized by another race, the one criticizing is a racist, while, he the situation is reversed, no such thing happens? Racism will never end so long as the ones screaming it are racists themselves, perpetuating the problem. I do not tolerate anyone of any minority crying about how bad their ancestors were treated by the whites. I am native american. so believe of when i tell you we got and still get the worst of it. the man in the oval office is not good at his job, just like a lot before him of both parties. shut it already.

    May 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
    • SgtSerge

      I am Native American as well, though I disagree that Obama is not good at his job, I very much agree that he is the same as we seem to always get, just with different objectives.
      I laugh when people talk about how bad a race had it..... in this day and age we are all in this together, the sooner we all get that, the better for mankind. oooops there I go dreaming again =)

      May 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
  33. Jerry, Florida

    Que muchos "morones e idiotas" usan estos "blogs". Oh well, this is America, the Land of the Free!

    May 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
  34. Jerry, Florida

    Sebastian in Carlsbad California: I truly respect your intelligent/well thought out opinions. Now, unlike the other idiotic bloggers here, if you would only respect my opinions; we would probably be able to communicate effectively.

    ¡Adelante!

    May 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
    • SgtSerge

      Respect your opinion? you lost respect when your "opinion" included the words Nobama. As I said
      I love how you can list off things you don't like yet don't offer any solutions. The fact you call him "nobama" tells me that you have already made up your mind and have decided that no matter what this guy does it will not be good enough for you.
      "Inflexible people like you make American voters sick" ... really? did you ask them all yourself? Do you have a crystal ball? It is your inflexibility that makes ME sick.
      I do not agree with everything Obama has done, nor do I think he is the answer to America's problems, but you are showing a blatant disrespect to our political system and our country.
      I will agree with you on one thing, not all people disagree with Obama on everything because of racism..... stupidity and the inability to look at policies and decide what is good and bad.
      To you everything "Nobama" does will be bad, so like I said, you have already decided, no matter what the guy does he will always be "nobama" to you, so in my opinion you have no right to speak on behalf of the "American Voters".
      =)

      May 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
  35. Jerry, Florida

    Like I very clearly indicated, my response was not addressed to you. You and I, MORON, will just agree to continue disagreeing. If you can engage your brain for a split second; remind yourself that this America; where, in case yo forgot there still exists "FREEDOM OF SPEECH." Don't like my freedom of speech? Tough s.!!!

    May 18, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
    • SgtSerge

      So because you can have an opinion I can't?
      You sir are an idiot, I have posted a response and you can't say anything to it, so you just state it is freedom of speach end of story? Shows how inept you are are proving a point and just spew crap you have heard from other people/places. I have no problem with people's opinions (look above) but you are making stupid points with no facts and telling everyone it is the voice of American voters. That I can't stand and there is nothing to disagree on. You are spreading mis information to make yourself feel better. Wee you will never feel better as long as "Nobama" in in power..... I hope people like you have to deal with a 2nd term just to watch you squirm.

      May 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
    • Mark

      Jerry, freedom is not free. It is paid for every day by taxpayers and those who serve in the military protecting it. I served 27 yrs and often had to bite my tongue when blowholes opened their mouths, often embarassing not only themselves but our nation. But I stood by the constitution I defended, giving everyone equal right to speak freely. I hope you see the difference. Not only is there freedom of speech, but of opinion, and of the right to disagree.
      Lighten up man.

      May 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
    • Be Very Quiet - Im Hunting Wepublicans,,,,,,ha ha ha ha.

      No Jerry,

      You are the moron.
      When you used the word "Nobama"
      you lost ALL credibility.

      May 19, 2011 at 7:54 am |
      • Jay in NC

        Yes, and when you use the word Wepublicans, you have lost all credibility. Oh, I for got they made you do it. You are a Liberal you are never responsible.

        May 19, 2011 at 7:58 am |
  36. SgtSerge

    Who thinks Jerry is a Troll-ing idiot
    =)

    May 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
    • Lili

      I do....

      May 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  37. Jerry, Florida

    Since YOU were the one that taught me to be an idiot; you sir, you must be an excellent teacher. Am I concerned about President NObama serving another term? Absolutely NOT! However, he and his cronies will need to come clean with his smoke and mirrors philosophy.

    Now, when and if you ever learn to respect mine and other people's opinions, maybe, just maybe we will learn to respect yours.

    Do you have the brain power to do that? I sure hope so!

    "¡Hasta la vista!" alligator.

    May 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  38. mac

    libs are racist retards. God hates libs.

    May 18, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  39. Name*val

    Thank God everyone was ok!!!

    May 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  40. Breaking News...

    Breaking News, there is no breaking news... That is what this story said. I wonder how many times this happens every day around the country/world. Oh well, on to another pointless story.

    May 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  41. Jerry, Florida

    Sgt(Moron) Serge/Lili, so do I, so do I. See, we agree on something. Alleluia! Again, thanks for being such good (Master?) teachers. You taught me everything I know. Wow! President NObama must be thrilled to count on the likes of you. (I hope!)

    You are the best(est). Don't as me at what, THOUGH.

    May 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  42. Fokjou

    It's ironic that HAARP messed up the weather so much that Obama can't even fly safely...

    May 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
    • LiberaNewz2

      Is every bad patch of weather due to HAARP in your world?

      May 18, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
  43. Dream

    Stop hating on Obama....yall just mad he did what The C Student couldnt do and thats catch the Baddest man on the Planet aka Osama Bin Laden...about time we have a President who dont back down to no one........Thug Life!

    May 18, 2011 at 6:27 pm |
  44. Liz in Carter in Georgia

    Jerry, Florida; I'm just like @mjw, you couldn't be Latino talking all of that disoriented smack! I'm sure Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony, who were also invited to the Whitehouse, would ignore YOU and your spew! Democrat? Yeah Right! I do believe you're no more than a loud mouth, YES, racist bigot, who has no REAL idea of what's going on but is happy to plagiarize conservatively 'brewed' talking points! You have nothing but hate and disdain for OBAMA as a man, not his policies, 'cause you don't know any!!

    May 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
  45. Mister President

    EAT THE RICH....and then....VOTE.

    May 18, 2011 at 6:58 pm |
  46. Bobbo62

    Never saw so many stupid, bigoted, responses to an article that wasn't even about Obama, but an event that doesn't even warrant being considered an article. I've got something close to 1,000,000 miles in the air. Some military and some civilian. Done this stuff many times. It doesn't even warrant being news, except for that fact that CNN, in all it's dysfunctional glory, knew that a bunch of idiots would cash in on the opportunity to show hy stupid they are.

    May 18, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
  47. myers

    How about all the lazy people in amaerica stop getting child support and gett of your lazy buts and kick it into gear stop eating and haveing your hands out and a get a damn job

    May 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm |
  48. Jon

    Obama could have personally captured all of the Taliban & Al-Qauda> It 's not going to help him to stay in the white house by killing Bin laden. You time is up Obama. You didn't get the economy going to any where close like we needed, or build jobs. The country has never been in this shape. Obama has devalued the dollar & that will be a nightmare for years to come. YOu time is almost up Barack & Michelle. We can take back our country with a new president. Me as well as most people I know don't care if Obama is black or purple. He just doesn't have the right vision to do this.

    May 18, 2011 at 7:48 pm |
  49. Jon

    My dads bussiness has lost over 20 million since Obama got into office....Obama could have personally captured all of the Taliban & Al-Qauda> It 's not going to help him to stay in the white house by killing Bin laden. You time is up Obama. You didn't get the economy going to any where close like we needed, or build jobs. The country has never been in this shape. Obama has devalued the dollar & that will be a nightmare for years to come. YOu time is almost up Barack & Michelle. We can take back our country with a ndon't care if Obama is black or purple. He just doesn't have the new president. Me as well as most people I know Obama doesn't have the right vision or motives to get the economy going right. .

    May 18, 2011 at 7:55 pm |
  50. Bob Brown

    I live in the Hartford area. The weather today was exactly as forecast: cloudy, showery, overcast. All sort of on and off. Although I was surprised the "weather" led to a go-round, especially since Hartford has both radar and ALS, I suppose that the pilot wanted a clear visual approach and "knew" that he was likely to get one if he delayed briefly. I don't see a failure on the part of the forecasters, airport, pilot, or Administration! I do agree that it seems odd that it deserved a "news story". Must have been a slow day!

    May 18, 2011 at 7:55 pm |
  51. Liz in Carter in Georgia

    HEY! I just wanted to give a few props to a few posters on this thread: @Eric, William 1978, mjw, littleingod, ezduzit757, michael, jaysterb, lili, ellid and a few others, and to thank you for your thoughtful views of truth and logic. One more thing @Jerry, Florida, you complain about the lyrics referencing police by 'Common'? Well they don't 'rap' about it if they can get away with it, but they've stupidly and openly beat, bludgeoned, shot, and stun-gunned people too you know! Watch out Mr 'Latino'! OK?

    May 18, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
  52. Holly

    A simple article about an every day thing. Of course it has to be used for people to slam each other's political party or president. Heaven forbid there should ever be an intelligent conversation on here. I think the party system should be abolished. Maybe then people would vote for the PERSON not the PARTY.

    May 18, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
    • Mike

      You can take away the D or R, the ass or the elephant, but you cannot change the man.
      It will make no difference whatsoever if you abolish the party system. The President, whomever he or she is, will stock their staff with like (aka "simple") minded people anyway. Why bother?

      May 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm |
    • Ben

      That's why they need to stop enabling comments on everything. Air Force One had a slightly trickier than usual landing. What is there to discuss? People will just flood the comments with nonconstructive political messages that have absolutely nothing to do with the story.

      May 19, 2011 at 2:34 am |
  53. bud

    That's what happens when you're required to hire an equal opportunity pilot

    May 18, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
  54. ladybug

    Why is it that anytime someone disagrees with the great one that he is labled a racisct?? I am so sick of hearing that word and those of you who who are not intelligent enough to disagree have to show how intelligent you are by using the word racsict and that seals the answer to the disagreement. I have never in my life heard that word used so much as when the annointed one took office. He is the one that has created a lot of racisim and divisiveness in this country. And if any of you think that I am racist--well, it is your opinion. God forbid that we dare disagree with "he who walks on water"!

    May 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
  55. calvin

    WHY is this even news ?? I did a missed approach in a single engine plane one time. BIG DEAL !! Yes, I know AF1 is bigger, but same procedure. Typical maneuver. Wonder if this made the international news.

    May 18, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
  56. Jen

    Love the fact that standard procedure is news...

    May 18, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
  57. Mike

    He'll probably blame this on Bush too.

    May 18, 2011 at 9:33 pm |
  58. Buzz

    Perhaps after Omaba is done training SEAL team 6, he can train his pilot how to land a plane in the rain.

    May 18, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  59. myers

    You all haven't realized that the federal reserve made the most money in one year then it has ever produced since it was established obama didn't find binladin the military might of america did stop talking like a hood man and speak english not slang there's no room for that here BRO ha

    May 18, 2011 at 11:47 pm |
  60. Grunt King

    Must we fight over Obama's policies? Or do we all not have other things to do than argue over a President?

    May 19, 2011 at 12:21 am |
  61. Celeste

    I love how they give us the temperature and wind, yet DO NOT tell us the cloud and visibility conditions. What was it 100 foot cielings and 1/4 mile visibility? Lower than CAT III ILS mins? Who cares what the temperature and wind were.

    May 19, 2011 at 12:42 am |
    • ATPMSD

      Great point! BTW, it is my understanding that the commander of Air Force One is not bound FAA minimums and instead uses whatever they deem appropriate. Considering they are flying the President the commander may well choose to be more conservative, but he also has the option of going below "minimums" if the need exists.

      May 19, 2011 at 7:22 am |
  62. Ben

    This is what happens when you enable comments on every story. This information is *slightly* interesting at best, but there's really not much to discuss about it. Hence, everyone comes on here to spout off their political opinions – "I hate the president", "I love the president" – because somehow it's important to tell that sort of thing to strangers on the Internet.

    May 19, 2011 at 2:33 am |
  63. ironman1

    great bonzo can't fly in an airport with out even screwing up what a moron can't wait till we get rid bonzo out of office

    May 19, 2011 at 3:30 am |
  64. AMERICA 1st

    Who cares if that airplane had togo around again. The best thing nobama can do is go back to darkest africa and pray to the whatever monkey god that those people pray to. It aint wanted in the USA!

    May 19, 2011 at 3:45 am |
  65. Not much to report on?

    Must be scraping the bottom of the barrel for stories to write; I can't for any other reason think of why this is news worthy. How many other times has an airforce pilot had a "missed approch"? Too many to number. " In other news today, I came home from work today and traffic was light." <>

    May 19, 2011 at 4:12 am |
  66. dorothy

    Really? Criticizing a pilot for doing his job? Try an aborted landing on one wheel in the fog when everything is coated with ice then tell me your pilot deserves questions! Not!! This is why YOU do not have an aviation license& he does.

    May 19, 2011 at 6:10 am |
  67. Jerry, Florida

    Hey Liz in Carter Georgia, thanks for the laughs. Talk about talking "smack"; you blabbering idiot take the Top Price.

    Talk about racist. Wow!!!

    Have a good/mellow day; if your stupidity and death brain will allow it.

    May 19, 2011 at 6:33 am |
  68. Steve

    I am not sure why anyone gives a damn about a missed approach.

    May 19, 2011 at 6:43 am |
  69. ShutUP

    May all you racist jerks rot in the desert.

    May 19, 2011 at 7:09 am |
  70. ATPMSD

    The quality of our media was, for me, summed up in the statement “Reporters traveling on Air Force One were unaware of the first attempted landing.” Really? Air Force One went from a gear-down, full-flap approach configuration to a gear-up with at least partial flap retraction for the missed approach and no one noticed???

    May 19, 2011 at 7:16 am |
  71. sarah p

    To bad it didnt crash with biden with him cant wait to vote him out he is a racist pig

    May 19, 2011 at 7:35 am |
  72. Gary

    This is not the democrats of past you need to wake up or you will be living in the ussr right here in america !!!

    May 19, 2011 at 8:12 am |
  73. DizzyG

    The pilot was drunk

    May 19, 2011 at 8:17 am |
  74. Aviator

    If the media knew anything about aviation, they would realize this isn't news. Flying a missed-approach or executing a go-around during a landing are both non-events. Leave it to the media however to make it seem like a big deal. The problem is much of the general public lack a deep knowledge of flying to realize this is purely sensational journalism at its finest (sadest?).

    May 19, 2011 at 8:33 am |
  75. G-worker

    Glad this is NEWS I guess our debt crisis has been fixed !!!!!!!!!

    May 19, 2011 at 8:37 am |
  76. Paul Dow

    Instead of taking the VC-25 (747-200) into Bradley and then driving 1-1/4 hours each way to and from the Coast Guard Academy, why didn't he just take a smaller plane into Groton/New London Airport (5000' runway) or and then only drive the 12 minutes to the Academy. That way it would be more "Green", and Connecticut wouldn't have to put up with the hassle of so many closed roads, especially around rush hour.
    As I was typing this, I just thought of the reason. He needed the big, impressive plane when he went to Boston later yesterday for his fund raising event. People aren't going to pony up the $2 million he raised yesterday for someone in a Guflstream. It's all about the impression. I don't want to hear one damn thing about my "carbon footprint."

    May 19, 2011 at 8:55 am |
  77. vegas01

    If this had been while Bush was President, liberals would have been disappointed it landed safely. They'd view it as a missed opportunity.

    May 19, 2011 at 11:49 am |
  78. rascal

    Was this the pilots' collective bargaining? Renew our contract with better pay and benefits or else.

    May 19, 2011 at 11:51 am |
  79. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @BostonBill; Good comment; good question! Those 'morons' can't prove much of what they alledge! All the 'cons' are down to now is to continue on their 'mission impossible' to lie and ridicule the winners! LOL! WINNING! (by Charlie Sheen) LOL! They're down to nothing but hate and the perpetual spewing of false perceptions of Democrats/Liberals as un-American, welfare recipients and lazy! They are the world's greatest consiprators....oooops! That's certainly been proven! LOL! They just hope something sticks!

    May 19, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  80. Liz Carter in Georgia

    My grandfather and father were hardworkng Democrats; even during the depression of 1929 my grandfather didn't accept government aid, according to my father, who also lived right through it, completing HS in 1932. My father worked until he was called into WW2 in 1941-1946 in the Pacific; didn't even have the right to vote. He was an honorable, quiet man who came home to the 'war' he'd left, by GOD'S will was able to find a job to raise a family of 4 children and his wife. My father died at age 91 in 2005.

    May 19, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      You say your father "didn't even have the right to vote" ? Black males were given the right to vote in 1870. All women in 1920. Was your father a felon or foreigner?

      May 19, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  81. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @BostonBill, I want to thank you for your service to our nation. I've always had full honor, love, and respect for our military. You're the 'SPINE' of the nation. We all have to stand on your shoulders! My husband is also a USMC disabled veteran of the Vietnam War. He too, was blessed to make it back home; worked at the US postal service and VA Hospital, until he became too debilitated. He's a liberal Democrat; and they say we are lazy and don't work? I retired from the feds after 32 yrs and I'm a liberal!

    May 19, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
  82. Liz Carter in Georgia

    BostonBill, I was talking to you, but that little conservative knat, Jay, keeps flying around my ear spitting envy, malice, hate, disdain and disrespect; even to my father; whom he never knew, nor did my father ever know him or do a thing to him other than fight for the country that he's able to live in up there in NC. All just to try to hurt me or undermine a point I'm making. This is not the first time he has tried to dishonor my father's military service as he called me a liar. Jay you are a sad case!

    May 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  83. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Jay, I've often said that just because a law is put on the books doesn't mean or insure a change of bigot minsets; especially down south. You ought to be honest because NC is down south too. I was speaking of the fact that he couldn't 'really' vote until after the VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965. The Constitution may have been ratified with the 15th Amendment in 1870, but many black men still were disenfranchised due to many reasons; proofs of citizenship, too high poll taxes, making access to polls inconvenient!

    May 19, 2011 at 11:23 pm |
  84. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Contd: They may have known who they wanted to vote for but the black man had to prove he could read. How many do you think could read just recently being freed from slavery? He had to actually be employed at certain type jobs, under certain whites so that he could be vouched for and actually given permission. More often their jobs were threatened if they were found to have voted; many times they were beaten and there lives were threatened, so don't try to get cute with me! You know I will go right there!

    May 19, 2011 at 11:39 pm |
  85. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Contd: NO! My father was not a felon, unless being black was a felony; and you can bet your last dollar and WIN! That is exactly how many black men were treated back then and right now, even today, many black men are skiddish of the voting process, because they say 'I'm not gettin off work'. 'They're going to put who they want in there anyway'! We are breaking that 'glass ceiing' more and more but it does still happen. So you can stop your sarcasm because it ain't working! VOTING RIGHTS ACT of 1965, OK? OK.

    May 19, 2011 at 11:57 pm |
  86. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Jay, there is one more thing I'd like to add continuing my previous posts to you. I'd really appreciate you leaving your slight remarks against my now deceased father, who also fought for you and this nation so that we could have the freedoms that we enjoy today. Who knows? Had he and others not been a part of that 'GREAT AMERICAN INSTITUTION' called the UNITED STATES MILITARY, you, myself nor anyone else most likely wouldn't have had the privilege of writing on a blog, much less freedom of speech!

    May 20, 2011 at 9:09 am |
  87. Liz Carter in Georgia

    I probably shouldn't even dignify your stupid, hideous question with an answer but I will, Jay. 'Was your father a felon or foreigner'? My father was a MAN; an honorable, Godfearing man; he was loyal to his country, his family and his brotherman, he respected authority, he was calm, quiet and accepting, yet filled with wisdom and discernment. He never even got a traffic ticket and he was born in ATLANTA, GEORGIA. So I guess his only 'felony' was, like as with many others, that he was Black in America'!

    May 20, 2011 at 9:39 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Slow down Liz, you said "didn't even have the right to vote" Right is the word I picked up on. Given that black men were given the right to vote in 1870. I understand if you had said that he was denied his right to vote, or could not exerciser his given rights, but to flat out say that he did not have the right is just not true.... unless he was a felon or foreigner.

      You did exactly what I expected. You went off on a rant about how honorable he was, how he was loyal to his country etc. etc. etc. That is not the point. Many white people were also those things and yet they were denied their rights as well. I was looking for what made his situation different from all others. I only asked the question?

      I know that the Democrats kept people from voting by poll tax, reading test, and other strange requirements. If not for the Republicans the voting acts of 1870 and the 1960's would have never been passed. Funny how blacks are so loyal to the Democrat party that denied them their fundamental rights. Republicans have always been there, guaranteeing individual rights over government imposed process like voter requirements.

      Sorry to step on your toes. I will accept your jabs at me and take it all as just a misunderstanding.

      May 20, 2011 at 11:10 am |
  88. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Thank you; and I will accept your post as an apology because since you only picked up on the phrase 'didn't even have the right to vote', I guess I should've been more specific and clear. However, most knowledgeable, laymen blacks and whites in AMERICA only relate to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as THE 'landmark' in time of our history when African Americans, period, were afforded the 'right' to vote. BTW, once punishment is completed, even 'felons' can be reinstated to vote; foreigners, when naturalized..

    May 20, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Liz, you are right, I was wrong. felons can vote when reinstated. Thanks for pointing that out.

      I am thankful to anyone black, white, (and any color) that has served our country. We are blessed that these citizens would give up so much to defend our nation.

      May 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
  89. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Thanks Jay. Truce and a white flag on this one.

    May 20, 2011 at 11:47 pm |
  90. Shaking MY Head

    Jerry....you are a prime example of Racial Hatred without the White Hoods and White Gowns. You and all people YOUR type attempt to cover up your hatred with statements that insight your hatred but you attempt to make intelligent points but the hatred BLEEDS through in your summations RED LETTERS.

    Until our 1st African American POTUS, never has this country ever debated the citizenship, the intelligent, the refusal to agree on ANYTHING he presents to the American people.

    No other WHITE POTUS has ever had to face the adversity and continuous Race Based comments and hatred we have seen in the last 2-3 years.

    NEVER!

    May 21, 2011 at 11:08 pm |
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