Emirates A380 Lands at JFK without lights

I’m pretty sure this isn’t allowed right? I wonder how the pilots forgot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRH3-U1MqQQ

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The link doesn’t work

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Trying to figure it out

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How could an A380 pilot forget an important task like this?

After a 16hours flight it seems “normal” for me…

It’s normal that they was tired at the end of the flight, but that’s clearly an issue, they have checklists and if they don’t have switched on the landing lights, there’s two reasons for me :

  • They have simply doesn’t read the checklists
  • They went too fast when checking and they’ve forget
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Sorry everyone, but unfornuately I am not able to keep the youtube video playable on the community.infinte flight site. but u can open the link in another tab and watch. Thanks!

Or maybe they didn’t work

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So tell me who’s is controlling the airplane ?

A passenger was training to get is ppl

i meant the lights

Sorry crew are to blame , checklists are checklists, that is what they are there for ! Luckily they remembered the landing gear …

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We are all human, we all make mistakes. Improtant thing is the pilots got the plane down safely and no one got injured :)

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No different from TS1 Lol

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That may have been the pilot’s first time landing an A380

On the ground “Ok captain, after landing checklist: Flaps? Retracted. Spoilers? Off. Landing Lights? Off–wait why are they already… shoot!”

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They might have only forgotten the landing lights but it could have been much worse if they missed something more important

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To clear things up

“In the United States, for example, landing lights are not required or used for many types of aircraft, but their use is strongly encouraged, both for take-off and landing and during any operations below 10,000 ft or within ten nautical miles of an airport (FAA AIM 4-3-23). According to CFR 14 and FAR Part 91.205, a landing light is required for all aircraft used in commercial operations at night.”

Landing lights are not mandatory except in night operations. Most airlines use them for all landings and take offs but they are not mandatory except at night. Being as this was not at night but at dusk no infraction occured.

Actually FAA regulation for landing lights and when to use them.

“c. The FAA has a voluntary pilot safety program, Operation Lights On, to enhance the see-and-avoid concept. Pilots are encouraged to turn on their landing lights during takeoff; i.e., either after takeoff clearance has been received or when beginning takeoff roll. Pilots are further encouraged to turn on their landing lights when operating below 10,000 feet, day or night, especially when operating within 10 miles of any airport, or in conditions of reduced visibility and in areas where flocks of birds may be expected, i.e., coastal areas, lake areas, around refuse dumps, etc. Although turning on aircraft lights does enhance the see-and-avoid concept, pilots should not become complacent about keeping a sharp lookout for other aircraft. Not all aircraft are equipped with lights and some pilots may not have their lights turned on. Aircraft manufacturer’s recommendations for operation of landing lights and electrical systems should be observed.”

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Adding on to @anon2063420, the only mandatory day lights are what the FAA calls “positional beacons”.

Its like millions of buttons and switches in a A380 so I wouldnt be surprised.

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There’s only around 100 in the main overhead panel, and the light switches are usually located right above the pilot’s head.

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I wouldn’t imagine they would be too tired and too fatigued to work out that. They have 2 sets of crew anyway so should be no dramas, agree with you that there’s an big issue here

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