Windows home 10 1809. No plugins. Brand new X-Force PC. Problem occurs with latest version of X-Plane, and latest beta. Any aircraft. No plugins. Very repeatable. World Objects > 0.
I can start a new flight with world objects = 0. But if world objects are > 0 then when I start a new flight with the aircraft near a populated area, it crashes hard after "asynchronous loading". If I start a new flight in an unpopulated area, it starts fine and I can fly into populated areas without issue.
I have never been able to start a new flight at any airport with world objects > 0. However, I can start a new flight in the air if I am far from an airport, and far from any population center (which may be the same thing). The unpopulated areas that I can start a new flight in include: Over water. Over the mountains. Over rural areas far from cities.
I have tried many different populated areas in the midwest and southern California. The symptom is always the same. I have tried many unpopulated areas, and if I am far enough away from a populated area everything always works.
If I start up with world objects = 0 in a populated area, and then change the settings to increase the word objects, I get the same crash. World objects appears to be the only setting that matters; and any setting other than zero causes the crash.
The crash usually manifests as a simple exit back to the desktop; but roughly one in three times the whole operating system crashes and I must reboot.
I have tried this on the latest stable release of X-Plane, and on the betas (latest 184.108.40.206). The symptomology remains the same.