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Sunday, January 29, 2023

INCIDENT: American A321 at Las Vegas shaved runway edge lights on departure

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An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N582UW, flying AA-2480 from Las Vegas,NV to Charlotte,NC (USA), had taxied via taxiway B to the holding point F at runway 08L, then lined up runway 08L for departure, but aligned with the right-hand runway edge lights and commenced takeoff, continuing along the runway edge lights until becoming airborne at 23:30L (Aug 29th 06:30Z).

The plane continued on to Charlotte, where it made a safe landing.

The plane remained on the ground in Charlotte for almost three hours before returning to service.

The FAA reported: “AIRCRAFT ON DEPARTURE DAMAGED 15 EDGE LIGHTS, LAS VEGAS, NV.” The damage was rated unknown, and the occurrence was classified as an incident.

KLAS 290856Z 21006KT 10SM CLR 33/10 A2981 RMK AO2 SLP059 T03330100 50004=
KLAS 290756Z 19003KT 10SM CLR 33/04 A2981 RMK AO2 SLP061 T03330044 404280261=
KLAS 290656Z 20006KT 10SM CLR 34/03 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP057 T03390028=
KLAS 290556Z 19006KT 10SM CLR 34/03 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP057 T03390033 10422 20339 51015=
KLAS 290456Z 23004KT 10SM CLR 36/02 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP053 T03560022=
KLAS 290356Z 22006KT 10SM CLR 37/02 A2977 RMK AO2 SLP049 T03670022=

Source: avherald

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