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Boeing 757-200 (N659AA)


2003: American B757-223 N659AA on short final to former runway 13 at FLL as a company MD-82 is rotating.


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Colin OSullivan
Nice photo :D
Gustavo Veron
I Like, not lost a minute!!!!!!
The 757's got everything dragging except the co-pilots shorts. Must have raised the pucker factor in the tower a little? Thank god they were company A/C's.
Les Price
So close, what would happen if the MD-80 had to abort takeoff?
These long shot photos are a bit deceptive regarding distance between a/c. Still time for an Go Around - but not much.
Fantastic action shot !
Jerry Shinar
I've see this many times at SAN!
Ricardo Cheing
Hi Les, the MD-80 is beyond the "point of no return" as it looks like it is rotating (Vr). Should it need to abort, the pilot will be forced to climb out and "go-around" per tower instructions and published missed approach/ go-around procedures.
That would be runway 10 at FLL.

AA planes not allowed on any other runway. Besides the diagonal runway has been torn up for quite awhile.

I have been in exactly that situation landing at FLL. Legally as long as the preceding aircraft is off the ground you are good. In the event of a go around, a slight turn to the right or left to offset keeps the conflict to a minimum.

The telephoto is deceptive.
daniel ellery
great quality for such an old picture
Don Boyd Photo Uploader
Jimkwalton, as the caption says under the photo (click on the photo to open it larger), the photo was taken of ops on FLL's diagonal runway 13, not runway 10. Runway 9L-27R was closed for weeks for repaving and turnoff improvements. Runway 13/31 offered the best photo opportunities from outside the airport fence of just about any runway action I've ever taken over 52 years but it was subject to BSO harassment and threat of arrest post 9/11. Unfortunately runway 13/31 was rarely used because of noise abatement reasons and, as you say, it is now gone forever. : (
Sebastian Pion
sidibouya ka
Jesse Carroll
What happened to the 2 or 3 minute separation?
Ditmar Estrada
Dwight Hartje
Great shot! I have seen this happen at KRDU(with the same aircraft)!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
06-May-2015 757Miami Intl ()Juan Santamaria Int'l () 09:53AM EDT 10:17AM CST Scheduled
06-May-2015 757Orlando Intl ()Miami Intl () 07:29AM EDT 08:20AM EDT Scheduled
05-May-2015 757Miami Intl ()Orlando Intl () 08:20PM EDT 09:06PM EDT Scheduled
05-May-2015 757Port-au-Prince Intl ()Miami Intl () 03:30PM EDT 05:08PM EDT Scheduled
05-May-2015 757Miami Intl ()Port-au-Prince Intl () 12:30PM EDT 02:08PM EDT Scheduled
05-May-2015 B752/LBoston Logan Intl ()Miami Intl () 07:57AM EDT 10:56AM EDT En Route
04-May-2015 B752/LDallas/Fort Worth Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 03:53PM CDT 08:10PM EDT 3:17
04-May-2015 B752/LCancun Int'l ()Dallas/Fort Worth Intl () 11:17AM EST 01:36PM CDT 2:19
04-May-2015 B752/LDallas/Fort Worth Intl ()Cancun Int'l () 07:40AM CDT 09:36AM EST 1:56
03-May-2015 A319El Salvador Int'l ()Dallas/Fort Worth Intl () 09:31AM CST 01:44PM CDT 3:13
02-May-2015 A319Dallas/Fort Worth Intl ()El Salvador Int'l () 05:17PM CDT 07:13PM CST 2:56
02-May-2015 B752/LMiami Intl ()Dallas/Fort Worth Intl () 12:54PM EDT 02:23PM CDT 2:29
02-May-2015 B752/LBoston Logan Intl ()Miami Intl () 08:11AM EDT 11:05AM EDT 2:54
01-May-2015 B752/LMiami Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 07:10PM EDT 09:43PM EDT 2:33
01-May-2015 B752/LCyril E. King ()Miami Intl () 02:59PM AST 05:23PM EDT 2:24
01-May-2015 B752/LMiami Intl ()Cyril E. King () 11:41AM EDT 01:52PM AST 2:11
01-May-2015 B752/LJohn F Kennedy Intl ()Miami Intl () 07:11AM EDT 09:39AM EDT 2:28
30-Apr-2015 B752/LLuis Munoz Marin Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 02:05PM AST 05:49PM EDT 3:44
30-Apr-2015 B752/LJohn F Kennedy Intl ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 09:40AM EDT 12:59PM AST 3:19
29-Apr-2015 B752/LMiami Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 08:08PM EDT 10:27PM EDT 2:19
29-Apr-2015 B752/LCyril E. King ()Miami Intl () 04:01PM AST 06:46PM EDT 2:45
29-Apr-2015 B752/LMiami Intl ()Cyril E. King () 12:43PM EDT 03:02PM AST 2:19
29-Apr-2015 B752/LPiarco Int'l ()Miami Intl () 07:17AM AST 10:26AM EDT 3:08
28-Apr-2015 B752/LMiami Intl ()Piarco Int'l () 07:47PM EDT 10:52PM AST 3:05
28-Apr-2015 B752/LCyril E. King ()Miami Intl () 02:55PM AST 05:31PM EDT 2:36
28-Apr-2015 B752/LMiami Intl ()Cyril E. King () 11:37AM EDT 01:44PM AST 2:07
28-Apr-2015 B752/LJohn F Kennedy Intl ()Miami Intl () 07:26AM EDT 09:59AM EDT 2:33
27-Apr-2015 B752/LLuis Munoz Marin Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 01:39PM AST 05:53PM EDT 4:14
27-Apr-2015 B752/LJohn F Kennedy Intl ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 09:09AM EDT 12:19PM AST 3:10
26-Apr-2015 B752/LMiami Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 08:04PM EDT 10:39PM EDT 2:35
26-Apr-2015 B752/LGregorio Luperon Int'l ()Miami Intl () 03:46PM AST 05:29PM EDT 1:43
26-Apr-2015 B752/LMiami Intl ()Gregorio Luperon Int'l () 12:56PM EDT 02:24PM AST 1:28
26-Apr-2015 757Grantley Adams Int'l ()Miami Intl () 07:33AM AST 11:00AM EDT 3:27
25-Apr-2015 B752/LMiami Intl ()Grantley Adams Int'l () 05:45PM EDT 08:44PM AST 2:59
25-Apr-2015 B752/LSan Francisco Intl ()Miami Intl () 07:16AM PDT 03:11PM EDT 4:55
24-Apr-2015 B752/LMiami Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 03:15PM EDT 06:12PM PDT 5:57
24-Apr-2015 B752/LPort-au-Prince Intl ()Miami Intl () 10:21AM EDT 11:55AM EDT 1:34
24-Apr-2015 B752/LMiami Intl ()Port-au-Prince Intl () 07:21AM EDT 08:49AM EDT 1:28
23-Apr-2015 B752/LLuis Munoz Marin Intl ()Miami Intl () 05:29PM AST 08:09PM EDT 2:40
23-Apr-2015 B752/LMiami Intl ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 02:08PM EDT 04:10PM AST 2:02
23-Apr-2015 B752/LPort-au-Prince Intl ()Miami Intl () 10:39AM EDT 12:00PM EDT 1:20
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