cleared to land

cleared to land

An expression used to indicate ATC (air traffic control) authorization for an aircraft to land. It is predicated on known aircraft and known physical airport conditions.
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Air Canada flight 759, an Airbus A320, was cleared to land on Runway 28R at San Francisco International Airport on July 7, but the airplane lined up on parallel taxiway C, which had four airplanes on it awaiting takeoff, the NTSB reported in an analysis released in August.
The Airbus A320 was cleared to land shortly before midnight on July 7, but the pilot lined up the aircraft on a taxiway that runs parallel to the runway.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said that US ships made 197 port calls in 2012, while 444 US aircraft were cleared to land in the Philippines.
The Air India (AI) plane had been cleared to land at the runway by the ATC, while at the same time a Jet Airways flight was also preparing to take off from the same airstrip.
Flight BY-3351 had departed from Doncaster with a delay of three hours and with 192 passengers and 7 crew on board was cleared to land on the runway when the aircraft aligned with the parallel taxiway and touched down on that taxiway on Wednesday afternoon.
The pilot began to initiate a go-around when the controller advised him he was cleared to land.
A Jet Airways flight was cleared to land at the Mumbai airport while an Indigo flight ready to take off was on the designated runway.
We believe it had been cleared to land by Coventry Airport air traffic control when it was in collision with a smaller single engine light aircraft.
Several delayed European flights were reportedly cleared to land during last night.
The head of Croatia's civilian air traffic control, Miljenko Radic, told Croatian state TV that the plane had been cleared to land at Dubrovnik airport.
Air Canada flight 759 en route from Toronto was cleared to land just before midnight on Friday at runway 28R, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (Faa).
Many times we were cleared to land at Manaus when we were 200 miles out at cruise altitude.