Potential for Wrong Runway Landings at Tucson International (KTUS)
Notice Number: NOTC7147

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.


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