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Port Harcourt International Airport

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Name Port Harcourt International Airport
Region Africa
Territory Nigeria NG.gif
Location Omagwa, Rivers State
Serving Port Harcourt
Elevation 26.518 m
87 ft
87 ft26.518 m
Coordinates 5° 0' 49.10" N, 6° 57' 2.92" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
3/21 3001 m9,845.801 ft
60 m196.85 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation DNPO 040800Z VRB02KT 8000 BR SCT009 28/27 Q1013 BECMG
Station Port Harcourt
Date/Time 04 December 2020 08:00:00
Wind direction °
Wind speed 02 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 28°C
Dew point 27°C
Humidity 94%
QNH 1013 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Port Harcourt International Airport is located in Port Harcourt, a city in the Rivers State of Nigeria. It is the main airport serving southeastern Nigeria.


Tropical Monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am)



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of DNPO

  • C56X, Port Harcourt Nigeria, 2013 (On 14 July 2011, the crew of a Cessna Citation intentionally continued a night ILS approach at Port Harcourt below the applicable DA without having any visual reference with the runway and a crash landing and lateral runway excursion which severely damaged the aircraft followed. The Investigation did not establish any reason for the violation of minima but noted the complications which had arisen in respect of CRM because of two-Captain flight crew. Absence of two-way radio communications between the fire trucks and both ATC and the AFS Watch Room was noted to have delayed discovery of the crashed aircraft.)
  • DC93, vicinity Port Harcourt Nigeria, 2005 (On 10 December 2005, a Douglas DC9-32 operated by Sosoliso Airlines descended below the ILS Decision Altitude without visual reference, on approach to Port Harcourt Nigeria, and control was lost during the attempted initiation of a go around, followed by ground impact and post crash fire.)
  • MD83, Port Harcourt Nigeria, 2018 (On 20 February 2018, a Boeing MD-83 attempting a night landing at Port Harcourt during a thunderstorm and heavy rain touched down well beyond the touchdown zone and departed the side of the runway near its end before continuing 300 metres beyond it. The Investigation found that a soft touchdown had occurred with 80% of the runway behind the aircraft and a communications failure on short final meant a wind velocity change just before landing leading to a tailwind component of almost 20 knots was unknown to the crew who had not recognised the need for a go around.)