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Type: Airports - General & Safety Information
Notice Date: Monday, May 8, 2017
Notice Number: NOTC7147
Potential for Wrong Runway Landings at Tucson International (KTUS)
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Numerous wrong-runway landings have occurred at Tucson International Airport (KTUS), especially when runways 29 are in use.  Many pilots have mistaken runway 29R for 29L.  Runway 29L is off-set approximately 2,500 feet northwest of the runway 29R threshold.  In addition, runway 29L is narrower than runway 29R.  Also be aware that Taxiway A is parallel to runway 29R and may be mistaken for a runway.  Pilots are urged to thoroughly plan for their arrival at Tucson in advance.  Review the current airport diagram, in addition to the attached photos depicting runways 29 at KTUS.

https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2017/May/Kneeboard_Runway_29.pdf

For questions, please contact Charlotte York, Tucson ATCT Support Specialist: 520-295-5723; Charlotte.York@faa.gov