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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : cmh|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Widebody, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Route In Use||departure other|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 5|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
procedure or policy : unspecified
At cmh, we have a cargo widebody transport that departs 4-5 times a week. After every departure, the runway is closed due to the outer engines blowing debris onto the runway. The closure lasts anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours. Last night's occurrence left 1 6000 ft runway (28R/10L) to operate on. Several aircraft (turbojets) had to hold to burn off fuel in order to land on 10L. 4 aircraft went around after failing to stabilize their aircraft on the localizer due to rapidly changing wind direction. In addition to debris on the runway, several runway lights were blown out on 10R creating an additional hazard to landing aircraft. It is beyond me why this aircraft is allowed to operate in and out of cmh and disrupt the flow of air traffic and create a potential safety hazard as what occurred last night, lck (rickenbacker airport) is 11 mi south of us and can accept aircraft of this type, yet it operates out of cmh. This matter has been brought before the airport management, and other controllers may already have written one of these forms up. The poor WX and prolonged closure of 10R/28L on a recurring basis, and the unusual number of nonroutine events last night prompts this letter.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: WDB DEP ON RWY WITHOUT A STABILIZED SURFACE ON EITHER SIDE OF RWY CAUSES RWY TO BE CLOSED UNTIL AREA IS SWEPT.
Narrative: AT CMH, WE HAVE A CARGO WDB THAT DEPARTS 4-5 TIMES A WK. AFTER EVERY DEP, THE RWY IS CLOSED DUE TO THE OUTER ENGS BLOWING DEBRIS ONTO THE RWY. THE CLOSURE LASTS ANYWHERE FROM 1 HR TO 2 HRS. LAST NIGHT'S OCCURRENCE LEFT 1 6000 FT RWY (28R/10L) TO OPERATE ON. SEVERAL ACFT (TURBOJETS) HAD TO HOLD TO BURN OFF FUEL IN ORDER TO LAND ON 10L. 4 ACFT WENT AROUND AFTER FAILING TO STABILIZE THEIR ACFT ON THE LOC DUE TO RAPIDLY CHANGING WIND DIRECTION. IN ADDITION TO DEBRIS ON THE RWY, SEVERAL RWY LIGHTS WERE BLOWN OUT ON 10R CREATING AN ADDITIONAL HAZARD TO LNDG ACFT. IT IS BEYOND ME WHY THIS ACFT IS ALLOWED TO OPERATE IN AND OUT OF CMH AND DISRUPT THE FLOW OF AIR TFC AND CREATE A POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARD AS WHAT OCCURRED LAST NIGHT, LCK (RICKENBACKER ARPT) IS 11 MI S OF US AND CAN ACCEPT ACFT OF THIS TYPE, YET IT OPERATES OUT OF CMH. THIS MATTER HAS BEEN BROUGHT BEFORE THE ARPT MGMNT, AND OTHER CTLRS MAY ALREADY HAVE WRITTEN ONE OF THESE FORMS UP. THE POOR WX AND PROLONGED CLOSURE OF 10R/28L ON A RECURRING BASIS, AND THE UNUSUAL NUMBER OF NONROUTINE EVENTS LAST NIGHT PROMPTS THIS LETTER.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.