Keflavík International Airport
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|ICAO: BIKF – IATA: KEF|
|Name||Keflavík International Airport|
|Elevation||52.121 m |
171 ft52.121 m
|Coordinates||63° 58' 36.08" N, 22° 36' 53.02" W|
|Date/Time||05 August 2020 19:00:00|
|Wind speed||16 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||few clouds|
|Weather condition||light showers rain|
ICAO: BIKF IATA: KEF
International civ/mil airport serving western Iceland.
Subpolar Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfc) - uniform precipitation distribution, temperatures are moderated by the proximity of the ocean and warm currents - cool summers and comparatively mild winters.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of BIKF
- B752, vicinity Keflavik Iceland, 2013 (On 26 February 2013, the crew of a Boeing 752 temporarily lost full control of their aircraft on a night auto-ILS approach at Keflavik when an un-commanded roll occurred during flap deployment after an earlier partial loss of normal hydraulic system pressure. The origin of the upset was found to have been a latent fatigue failure of a roll spoiler component, the effect of which had only become significant in the absence of normal hydraulic pressure and had been initially masked by autopilot authority until this was exceeded during flap deployment.)