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Los Angeles

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Name Los Angeles
Region North America
Territory United States US.gif
Location Westchester, Los Angeles, California
Serving Los Angeles
Elevation 38.405 m
126 ft
126 ft38.405 m
Coordinates 33° 56' 36.71" N, 118° 24' 31.02" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
06L/24R 2720 m8,923.885 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON yes/yes
06R/24L 3135 m10,285.433 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON yes/yes
07L/25R 3685 m12,089.895 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON yes/yes
07R/25L 3382 m11,095.801 ft
61 m200.131 ft
CON yes/yes

Observation KLAX 180353Z 27004KT 10SM CLR 20/14 A2987 RMK AO2 SLP113 T02000144 $
Station Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport
Date/Time 18 September 2020 03:53:00
Wind direction 270°
Wind speed 04 kts
Lowest cloud amount n/a
Temperature 20°C
Dew point 14.4°C
Humidity 70%
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation

Los Angeles International Airport



Los Angeles International Airport is the primary airport serving Los Angeles, California. It is most often referred to by its IATA airport code LAX. LAX is located in southwestern Los Angeles in the neighborhood of Westchester, 26 km14.039 nm
26,000 m
85,301.837 ft
from the downtown core.


Mediterranean climate or Dry-Summer Subtropical (Köppen climate classification Csa) - Summers are warm to hot and dry. Winters are mild and somewhat rainy. Spring and autumn bring mild days with cool evenings and are generally dry.



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KLAX

  • A320, Los Angeles USA, 2005 (On 21 September 2005, an Airbus A320 operated by Jet Blue Airways made a successful emergency landing at Los Angeles Airport, California, with the nose wheels cocked 90 degrees to the fore-aft position after an earlier fault on gear retraction.)
  • B733 / SW4, Los Angeles CA USA, 1991 (On 1 February 1991, a Boeing 737-300 had just made a normal visibility night touchdown on Los Angeles runway 24L in accordance with its clearance when its crew saw another aircraft stationary ahead of them on the same runway. Avoidance was impossible in the time available and a high speed collision and post-impact fire destroyed both aircraft and killed 34 of their 101 occupants and injured 30 others. The other aircraft was subsequently found to have been a Fairchild Metroliner cleared to line up and wait by the same controller who had then cleared the 737 to land.)
  • B737 / A320, Los Angeles CA USA, 2007 (On 16 August 2007, a Westjet Boeing 737-700 which had just landed began to cross a runway in normal daylight visibility from which an Airbus A320 was taking off because the crew had received a clearance to do so after an ambiguous position report given following a non-instructed frequency change. When the other aircraft was seen, the 737 was stopped partly on the runway and the A320 passed close by at high speed with an 11 metre clearance. The AMASS activated, but not until it was too late to inform a useful controller response.)
  • B738 / B744, Los Angeles USA, 2004 (On 19 August 2004, a Boeing 747-400 operated by Asiana Airlines, was given a landing clearance for runway 24L at Los Angeles (LAX). At the same time, a Boeing 737-800 operated by Southwest Airlines was given line up and wait instruction for the same runway. The B744 initiated a go-around as the crew spotted the B738 on the runway.)
  • B762, Los Angeles USA, 2006 (On June 2, 2006, an American Airlines Boeing 767-200ER fitted GE CF6-80A engines experienced an uncontained failure of the high pressure turbine (HPT) stage 1 disc in the No. 1 engine during a high-power ground run carried out in designated run up area at Los Angeles for maintenance purposes during daylight normal visibility conditions. The three maintenance personnel on board the aircraft as well as two observers on the ground were not injured but both engines and the aircraft sustained substantial damage from the fuel-fed fire which occurred as an indirect result of the failure.)