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|ICAO: BIRK – IATA: RKV|
|Elevation||14.63 m |
48 ft14.63 m
|Coordinates||64° 7' 48.00" N, 21° 56' 26.00" W|
|Date/Time||21 September 2019 00:00:00|
|Wind speed||19 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||few clouds|
ICAO: BIRK IATA: RKV
International airport serving the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik.
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 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.)