CTD on final to large airports

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approaching airports like LAX, EGLL after medium length (2hr) flights, CTD on final app.

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fly to big airports DX12 frame gen on

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RTX4070, Ryzen 5800X, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD

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I have had problems at large airports some time due to too many injected AI aircraft traffic, also it is worth checking your community folder to see if anything is causing this. If your community folder is too large the sim can CTD. Finally check your graphics drivers are all up to date.
There are so many culprits it can be soul destroying and time consuming to get the sim running without any CTD.
To start with rename the community folder to community-BAK then create a new folder called community, now you will be starting with an empty community folder. Restart the sim and make the same approach to that airport, if you are successful then you know something in the original folder is causing your issues. Once you have found the culprit, just delete the new community folder and rename the old folder to community.
Before embarking on any fs related fault finding exercise, please make sure you backup all your files to a different hard drive if possible.
Good luck

Good morning,

Impossible to make an approach to one of the 10 airports in the “Deluxe” and “Premium” packs: CTD without message a few nautical miles away.
The problem is the same when I start a flight at one of these airports: CTD without message between “FLY” and “READY TO FLY”.
Of course I haven’t tried all the airports in the simulator, but everything else works.
Everything is OK when I uninstall the “Deluxe Upgrade” and “Premium Upgrade” packs.
I disabled ATC, disabled developer mode, reduced graphics settings to minimum, disabled all online features, no air traffic and removed all addons.
I uninstalled then reinstalled the simulator.
The problem persists regardless of the aircraft used.

For information. :
The simulator does not offer “SAFE MODE” after the CTDs.
All 10 planes in these packs work.
Up to date graphics card.

Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

I don’t think this is limited to large airports. I get the same problem with medium sized airports, like Poitiers in France, or Kerkira in Greece. Default, add-on, same bug.

Flying the A320neo on final to KMSP, sim crashed at decision height. :frowning: Wish I could say more but the error reports flashed by too fast.