Crash to desktop when taxiing after a flight

This has happened a few times to me. After a flight I’ll be taxiing to the gate and the game will just CTD. Sometimes it’s while I’m en route to gate and sometimes when I’ve just parked up.

The sim is generally stable for me other than this issue. Has anyone else experienced something similar?

My system is Ryzen 9 3900, RTX 2080 Super, 32gb RAM and I’m running on an SSD.

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I was watching a Twitch stream yesterday and the same thing happened (to a real pilot) to that user. They had completed their flight and were taxing in and it kicked him out with no warnings. If I can remember what they were doing/activating when the system crashed I will report back here.

Hey guys… and welcome to the forums, @MarkRWatney.

There are quite a few threads on the forums where people are reporting crash to desktops and it seems there is no one single cause. Reports indicate that the ‘fix’ for one user doesn’t work for another user etc. Tracking down the cause is very time consuming. I suggest maybe using the forum search function to find other threads for this issue. If you wanted to be brave, even though it is time consuming, you could take the plunge and go ahead and reinstall windows. It might actually save you time in the long run. However, it doesn’t guarantee that it will solve your problem if the CTD is caused by hardware weaknesses (unlikely but possible) or driver issues.

To get you started, here are two links (Link1, Link2) to existing mega-threads about CTDs.

It would also be a good idea to check out the known issues post to see if you are affected by one of those.

For advanced troubleshooting, if none of the other fixes seem to work, then there may also be some useful information contained in this detailed thread: Community Troubleshooting Guide.


Thanks for the welcome, Sartanius!

i had many different crashes, and this one too

Never once here; R9 3900X, GTX2060S, 32Gb on an NVME so not dissimilar to your setup.

I’ve not had one crash since launch