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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The agency said the Delta plane was cleared to land on the Kennedy runway, but the pilot decided not to complete the landing and go round.
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.
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.
The FAA and Air Transat however said that the aircraft had been cleared to land in Miami but chose to return to Cuba and the maintenance staff there, The Associated Press reported.
The Lufthansa jet, flying in from Frankfurt, was forced to circle the airport before it was cleared to land.
I asked him which runway he was cleared to land on, and he said, "The right," as was evident by the current angle of bank of the Hornet.
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.
Several delayed European flights were reportedly cleared to land during last night.
A British Midland spokes-woman said: "Our plane was cleared for take off and the BA Boeing was cleared to land.
It has been revealed that a worker at London-Heathrow airport narrowly avoided being hit by a Saudi Airlines Boeing 777 on 21 May after the aircraft was cleared to land on a closed runway.