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Aviation Accidents/Incidents / A321 LINED UP WITH RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS - Las Vegas
« Last post by KB4TEZ on September 01, 2021, 09:03:25 AM »

An American Airlines A321 damaged 15 runway edge lights, when its crew lined up wrongly for take-off. There was no damage to the aircraft.

The incident happened on Saturday, the 28th of August. Flight AA-2480 would fly from Las Vegas McCarran (KLAS) in Nevada, to Charlotte Douglas International (KCLT), in North Carolina, USA. The tower cleared the crew to line up on runway 08L, for departure. However, instead of the centreline, the A321 crew lined up with the lights on the right edge of the runway. Local time during the take-off roll was 23:30. Weather doesn’t appear to have been a factor. The American Airlines aircraft accelerated for take-off at this position. As it did, the A321 hit a total of 15 runway edge lights, before becoming airborne. The flight continued normally to its destination, arriving in Charlotte 3 hours and 45 minutes later.

It is worth pointing out that runway 08L in McCarran has a displaced threshold. This crew got to the runway using taxiway B, reaching holding point F. This point is as far back from the threshold as possible. What this means is that when they lined up for take-off, the A321 crew were a bit over 610 metres (2,000 feet) away from the first runway edge lights they hit.  Despite its run-in with the runway edge lights in Las Vegas, American did not withdraw this A321 for maintenance. The aircraft departed for the following flight (Charlotte to San Diego) with only a minimal delay. It remained on the ground in Charlotte for less than three hours.
Listener Forum / Tracon / ATC High level Maps / etc
« Last post by flame on September 01, 2021, 08:26:41 AM »
A suggestion for the mods.

It appears to that all the Upper Airways maps etc are all lumped int the one folder, making searching quite difficult

Could separate folders within the main folder be set up for each ( Continent )  ... Europe / Nth America / Asia / Middle East

Would it possible to have a map section showing the ATC Centre that controls a specific sector. EG If I want to listed to High level traffic in the New England area, is there was a specific button to press that would bring up the Tracon centre that controls that area would be really usefull.  The same applies to High Level areas in Europe

Just a few suggestions folks
Pilot/Controller Forum / Re: Bird Strikes Increasing ?
« Last post by rentkonim on September 01, 2021, 04:54:29 AM »
Bird attack is one of the factors that causes many problems for the aviation organization and sometimes causes planes to crash. The number of birds is increasing. There are many contributing factors, including the greater fertility of birds
He noted the increase in air traffic by slower, turbofan-equipped aircraft.
Hi guys
I’m glad that you shared this useful info with us. thank you
Listener Forum / KJYO Feeds Crossed
« Last post by Entroper on August 31, 2021, 05:38:47 PM »
I think kjyo1_twr_ctaf and kjyo1_awos are stepping on each other.  I can hear pilot transmissions on the AWOS feed and I can hear the AWOS on the tower feed.
I wish her luck on her attempt, there aren't enough Belgians and women in the history of aviation! Still, does her plane have the necessary autonomy to fly over oceans or places like Siberia? Sure, she can stop in Iceland, Greenland and Canada when flying across the Atlantic, and land on islands when crossing the Pacific, but that's still no minor challenge.
Listener Forum / Re: Geneva frequencies missing
« Last post by Hiroari_Till_When? on August 31, 2021, 01:10:34 PM »
There have to be a lot of approach frequencies in Geneva, the region is packed full of airports, there are several major ones within 150 miles of Geneva, air traffic has to be really, really well monitored. Plus, you've got a lot of different air forces flying in the region, too!
Russian media confirmed afterwards that, sadly, the entire crew had died in the crash of the prototype.
Listener Forum / Re: KARB mp3 archives are often broken
« Last post by dave on August 31, 2021, 10:45:59 AM »
That feed is having a lot of connectivity issues. That's why.
Listener Forum / KARB mp3 archives are often broken
« Last post by varnav on August 31, 2021, 10:41:22 AM »
Files have weird time in them, some do not open after download, some are too short.

Good example is KARB2-Gnd-Twr-Aug-31-2021-1330Z.mp3
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