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Name Charlotte/Douglas
Region North America
Territory United States US.gif
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Coordinates 35° 12' 51.32" N, 80° 56' 51.50" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
5/23 2287 m7,503.281 ft
46 m150.919 ft
PEM yes/yes
18C/36C 3048 m10,000 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CONC-F yes/yes
18L/36R 2644 m8,674.541 ft
46 m150.919 ft
PEM yes/yes
18R/36L 3048 m10,000 ft
46 m150.919 ft
CON yes/yes

Observation KCLT 032152Z 18006KT 10SM FEW120 BKN250 11/M02 A3026 RMK AO2 SLP249 T01111022
Station Charlotte, Charlotte / Douglas International Airport
Date/Time 03 December 2020 21:52:00
Wind direction 180°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 11.1°C
Dew point
Humidity 39%
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation
Tag(s) Engineered Materials Arresting System
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus
Rwy(s) 36R

Charlotte Douglas International Airport



International airport serving Charlotte, North Carolina, 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).



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KCLT

  • A321, Charlotte NC USA, 2015 (On 15 August 2015, an Airbus A321 on approach to Charlotte commenced a go around but following a temporary loss of control as it did so then struck approach and runway lighting and the undershoot area sustaining a tail strike before climbing away. The Investigation noted that the 2.1g impact caused substantial structural damage to the aircraft and attributed the loss of control to a small microburst and the crew’s failure to follow appropriate and recommended risk mitigations despite clear evidence of risk given by the aircraft when it went around and available visually.)
  • B190, vicinity Charlotte NC USA, 2003 (On 8 January 2003, a B190, operated by Air Midwest, crashed shortly after take off from Charlotte, NC, USA, following loss of pitch control during takeoff. The accident was attributed to incorrect rigging of the elevator control system compounded by the airplane being outside load and balance limitations.)
  • CRJ7 / CRJ2, Charlotte NC USA, 2008 (On 28 June 2008, a Bombardier CRJ 700 operated by PSA Airlines, during daytime pushback collided with a stationary CRJ 200 of the same company at Douglas International Airport Charlotte, North Carolina.)
  • DC93, vicinity Charlotte NC USA, 1994 (On 2 July 1994, an DC-9 operated by US Air, collided with trees and a house shortly after attempting a missed approach at Charlotte Airport, USA, in heavy thunderstorms. 37 passengers were killed.)
  • PC12 / CRJ2, Charlotte NC USA, 2009 (On 29 May 2009, the flight crew of a PSA Airlines Bombardier CRJ 200 taking off from Charlotte in accordance with an ATC clearance in normal day visibility observed a small aircraft enter the runway ahead of them whilst at high speed on their full length take off roll but were able to make an emergency stop on the centreline just clear of the other aircraft, a privately operated Pilatus PC12, which had moved to the side of the runway when its pilot, who had received and acknowledged ATC clearance to enter the runway, realised the conflict.)