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185.013596 m607 ft
|Coordinates||32° 53' 55" N, 97° 2' 25" W|
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|26N, KABE, KABQ, KABY, KACK, KACV, KAEX, KAFW, KAGS, KAHN, KALN, KALO, KALS, KAPN, KASE, KATL, KAUG, KAVL, KAXN, KAZO, KBDL, KBED, KBFL, KBGR, KBHB, KBHM, KBLV, KBMI, KBOI, KBOS, KBQK, KBRL, KBTR, KBUF, KBUR, KBWI, KBZN, KCAE, KCEC, KCEZ, KCHA, KCIC, KCID, KCIU, KCLE, KCLT, KCMH, KCMI, KCMX, KCOS|
|Station||Dallas / Fort Worth, Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport|
|Date/Time||23 May 2013 08:53:00|
|Wind speed||06 kts|
|Tag(s)||Parallel Runway Operation|
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
ICAO: KDFW IATA: DFW
Large International airport serving the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Humid “subtropical” climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) - characterized by hot, humid summers and cool winters. Significant amounts of precipitation occur in all seasons in most areas. Winter rainfall (and sometimes snowfall) is associated with large storms that the westerlies steer from west to east. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms and occasional tropical storms (hurricanes).
Flight Safety Considerations
- Parallel Runway Operation, need to be carefully managed in such a manner as to minimise the risk of runway incursion or wrong runway use due. Closely-spaced parallel runways may affect the pilots' situational awareness or lead to their distraction or confusion.
- Cumulonimbus, is a heavy and dense cloud of considerable vertical extent in the form of a mountain or huge tower, often associated with heavy precipitation, lightning and thunder. The mature Cumulonimbus cloud has a distinctive flat, anvil shaped top.
- Tornado, can cause considerable damage to airport and air traffic control infrastructure if it touches down on an aerodrome; any aircraft caught on the ground in the path of a tornado will quite possibly be damaged beyond repair. It is difficult to imagine any aircraft surviving the experience of encountering a tornado in the air.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KDFW
- B735/B733, Dallas-Fort Worth TX USA, 2001 (RI HF) (On 16 August 2001, a Continental Boeing 737-500 which had just landed on runway 18R at Dallas-Fort-Worth crossed runway 18L in daylight in front of a Delta Boeing 737-300 which had originally been believed to be holding position but was then seen to be taking off from the same runway. The Delta aircraft rotated early and sharply to overfly the crossing aircraft and suffered a tail strike in doing so. Clearance was estimated to have been about 100 feet. Both aircraft were being operated in accordance with valid ATC clearances issued by the same controller.)