Aeromexico Flight 668 from Mexico City had been cleared to land Tuesday and it was about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the airport when controllers saw the aircraft was lined up for a runway occupied by a Virgin America Airbus A320 jet waiting to take off for Kona, Hawaii, Ian Gregor, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman, said in an email.
The pilot quickly acknowledges the request to abort the landing: “Aeromexico 668 going around.” The 11:45 a.m.
event happened after the Aeromexico jet was cleared on Runway 28R the airport, which is parallel to Runway 28L.
The R stands for right and the L stands for left, Gregor said.
When the plane was about a mile from the airport, air traffic controllers noticed the aircraft was lined up for Runway 28L and instructed the crew to execute a missed approach,” Gregor said.