4 Runway Configuration: Moment 2 Airliners Landed Side By Side

It was really a shocking moment when two airline landed side by side in a Parallel Runways In California

This is the moment a United Airlines Boeing 757-224 and Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-28E/ER land side by side on parallel runways at San Francisco International Airport in California.

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The airport is one of the few airports in the world that has planes landing and taking off side by side.

It’s 4 runway configuration (the 28L and 28R parallel runways which is used for landing and the 1L & 1R parallel runways which is used for take-offs) ,makes this possible.

With the runway configurations,the skill of the air traffic controllers and the Precision Runway Monitor (PRM)/Simultaneous Offset Instrument Approach (SOIA)  technology, the International airport can handle 104 planes (54 landings & 50 departures) during peak hours.

 

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