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Reykjavik Airport

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BIRK
Airport
ICAO: BIRK – IATA: RKV
Summary
Name Reykjavik Airport
Region Northern Atlantic
Territory Iceland IS.gif
Location Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaoio
Serving Reykjavik
Elevation 14.63 m
48 ft
48 ft14.63 m
Type medium airport
Coordinates 64° 7' 48.00" N, 21° 56' 26.00" W
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
1/19 1567 m5,141.076 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes
6/24 960 m3,149.606 ft
30 m98.425 ft
ASP yes/yes
13/31 1230 m4,035.433 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation BIRK 210000Z 10019KT 7000 -DZ FEW011 BKN040 OVC061 12/09 Q0999
Station Reykjavik
Date/Time 21 September 2019 00:00:00
Wind direction 100°
Wind speed 19 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 12°C
Dew point 9°C
Humidity 81%
QNH 999 hPa
Weather condition n/a

WX
Tag(s) Volcanic Ash

Reykjavik Airport

ICAO: BIRK IATA: RKV

Description

International airport serving the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik.

Climatology

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.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of BIRK

  • C25A / Vehicle, Reykjavik Iceland, 2018 (On 11 January 2018, a privately-operated Cessna 525A Citation with a two-pilot English-speaking crew made a night takeoff from Reykjavik without clearance passing within “less than a metre” of a vehicle sanding the out-of-service and slippery intersecting runway as it rotated. The Investigation noted that the takeoff without clearance had been intentional and due to the aircraft slipping during the turn after backtracking. It also noted that the vehicle was operating as cleared by the TWR controller on a different frequency and that information about it given to an inbound aircraft on the TWR frequency had been in Icelandic.)