runway vacated

runway vacated

In radio communications, a transmission by the pilot meaning the aircraft has now vacated the active runway (i.e., the aircraft is now crossing the holding point and is completely on the taxiway). The phrase “… is clear of the runway” or “… is clearing the active” is more commonly used.
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Officials from the airport said the aircraft was towed to the apron and runway vacated, being resumed normal airport operations at 6:30 p.m.

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