Hello IF community,
I wanted to reach out to inquire about a ghosting. I was flying a long flight from LAX to JFK in a Boeing 787-8. I tried to calculate as closely as possible so that I would just have enough to make the trip and a bit extra in case I needed flexibility with my approach. The traffic didn’t seem that busy and I declared minimum fuel first at which the atc directed me to go around from 13R to 31R and requested an extended downwind, then requested again putting me about 33 miles from the GPS “Distance to Dest” which was at that point set to the beginning of 31R. I at this point declared emergency fuel. I still would have been ok as I was given “number 1 cleared to land” at this point. However before I got to the red cone (I believe this is the localizer? Please lmk if I am mistaken) I was told to make a right 360 for spacing. I then reiterated emergency fuel just in case they might have forgotten but I received the same message. So I made a right 360. Then I was directed to go around and I was cleared for runway 13R. By the time I actually made it near an appropriate and safe approach (from my view, again, plz lmk if I was mistaken to go to the end of the “cone” which I believe to be the localizer) I had run out of fuel and tired to keep up with full flaps and glide in but ended up doing a nose dive. I was given a report that says by “taxiway lights” spamming frequency.
Sorry for the long winded explanation I just wanted to give every detail. I also wanted to inquire as to what I could have done better (excluding extra fuel) as to avoid this in the future. I also would like to understand exactly what I can do and/or expect in this situation. I also would like to apologize for any mistakes I may have made.
Thank you so much for your time and support.