WASHINGTON—Taxiway lights inadvertently turned off by an air traffic controller were a key factor in a December 2015 excursion of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 at the Nashville International Airport. The pilots, partially blinded by terminal lights and without the guidance of taxiway centerline and edge lights, exited the pavement during a turn toward the terminal, and came to rest in a drainage ditch, collapsing the nose wheel, and damaging the fuselage and ...


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