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Las Vegas McCarren International

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KLAS
Airport
ICAO: KLAS
Summary
Name Las Vegas McCarren International
Region North America
Territory United States US.gif
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Serving
Coordinates 36° 5' 7.83" N, 115° 8' 59.85" W
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
01L/19R 2739 m8,986.22 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON no/no
01R/19L 2979 m9,773.622 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes
07L/25R 4423 m14,511.155 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes
07R/25L 3208 m10,524.934 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation KLAS 230756Z 21006KT 10SM SCT240 25/M07 A2988 RMK AO2 SLP094 T02501067 403170178
Station Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport
Date/Time 23 September 2019 07:56:00
Wind direction 210°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 25°C
Dew point
Humidity 11%
QNH hPa
Weather condition n/a

LOS
Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation
WX
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus
Sand Storm

Las Vegas McCarren International Airport

ICAO: KLAS IATA: LAS

Description

International airport serving the City of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Climatology

Hot Desert Climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) - Hot desert climates are typically found in the subtropics where there is unbroken sunshine for the whole year due to the stable descending air and high pressure, little or no precipitation. Maximum temperatures of 40°C to 45°C are not uncommon, particularly during the warmer months of the year. During colder periods of the year, night-time temperatures can drop to freezing or below due to the exceptional radiation loss under the clear skies. However, very rarely do temperatures drop far below freezing.

Very little rainfall but thunderstorms can occur at all times of the year. Occasional dust storms.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KLAS

  • A319, Las Vegas NV USA, 2006 (On 30 January 2006 the Captain of an Airbus A319 inadvertently lined up and commenced a night rolling take off from Las Vegas on the runway shoulder instead of the runway centreline despite the existence of an illuminated lead on line to the centre of the runway from the taxiway access used. The aircraft was realigned at speed and the take off was completed. ATC were not advised and broken edge light debris presented a potential hazard to other aircraft until eventually found. The Investigation found that other similar events on the same runway had not been reported at all.)
  • B752, Las Vegas NV USA, 2008 (On 22 December 2008, a Boeing 757-200 on a scheduled passenger flight departing Las Vegas for New York JFK experienced sudden failure of the right engine as take off thrust was set and the aircraft was stopped on the runway for fire services inspection. Fire service personnel observed a hole in the bottom of the right engine nacelle and saw a glow inside so they discharged a fire bottle into the nacelle through the open pressure relief doors. In the absence of any contrary indications, this action was considered to have extinguished any fire and the aircraft was then taxied back to the gate on the remaining serviceable engine for passenger disembarkation. None of the 263 occupants were injured but the affected engine suffered significant damage.)
  • B772, Las Vegas NV USA, 2015 (On 8 September 2015, a catastrophic uncontained failure of a GE90-85B engine on a Boeing 777-200 taking off from Las Vegas was immediately followed by a rejected takeoff. A fuel-fed fire took hold and a successful emergency evacuation was completed. The Investigation traced the failure to a fatigue crack in the high pressure compressor well within the manufacturer’s estimated crack initiation life and appropriate revisions to risk management have followed. The main operational risk concern of the Investigation was the absence of any procedural distinction in crew emergency responses for engine fires beginning in the air or on the ground.)