American A321 at Las Vegas on Aug 28th 2021, shaved runway edge lights on departure

Last Update: August 30, 2021 / 21:24:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 28, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2480

Aircraft Registration
N582UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

Airport ICAO Code
KLAS

An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N582UW performing flight 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, however 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), then corrected and drifted to the left edge of the runway. The aircraft continued to Charlotte for a safe landing.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Charlotte for about 3 hours, then continued service.

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



Metars:
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=
KLAS 290256Z 23006KT 10SM CLR 39/03 A2975 RMK AO2 SLP041 T03890033 53005=
KLAS 290156Z 27010KT 10SM FEW150 FEW240 40/03 A2973 RMK AO2 SLP037 T04000028=
KLAS 290056Z 29005G16KT 10SM FEW150 FEW240 41/03 A2973 RMK AO2 SLP035 T04110033=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 28, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2480

Aircraft Registration
N582UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

Airport ICAO Code
KLAS

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