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Munich Airport

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Name Munich Airport
Region Europe
Territory Germany DE.gif
Location Freisig
Serving Munich
Elevation 453.238 m <br />1,487 ft <br />1,487 ft453.238 m <br />
Coordinates 48° 21' 14.33" N, 11° 46' 53.61" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
08L/26R 4000 m13,123.36 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> CON yes/yes
08R/26L 4000 m13,123.36 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> CON yes/yes

Observation EDDM 262150Z 24009KT 8000 SHRA SCT012 SCT023CB BKN045 16/15 Q1020 TEMPO -SHRA BKN012
Station Munchen
Date/Time 26 September 2021 21:50:00
Wind direction 240°
Wind speed 09 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 16°C
Dew point 15°C
Humidity 93%
QNH 1020 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Munich Airport



International airport serving Munich in Southern Germany.


Humid Continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) - Variable weather patterns and a large seasonal temperature variance. Summers are often warm and humid with frequent thunderstorms and winters can be very cold with frequent snowfall and persistent snow cover.

Munich's altitude and proximity to the northern edge of the Alps mean that precipitation is high. Rain storms often come violently and unexpectedly. The range of temperature between day and night or summer and winter can be extreme. A warm downwind from the Alps (a föhn wind) can change the temperatures completely within a few hours, even in the winter.



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EDDM

  • A319, Munich Germany, 2017 (On 3 July 2017, an Airbus A319 sustained significant landing gear damage during the First Officer’s manual landing at Munich which recorded a vertical acceleration exceeding the threshold for a mandatory airworthiness inspection. That inspection found damage to nose and one main landing gear legs and, following Airbus advice, all three were replaced before release to service. The Investigation was unable to explain why neither pilot detected the incorrect pitch attitude and excessive rate of descent in time to take corrective action and noted that a reversion to manual flight during intermediate approach had been due to a technical malfunction.)
  • AT45 / B733, Munich Germany, 2004 (During the hours of darkness at Munich on 3 May 2004, an ATR42-500 was given a conditional line up clearance for Runway 08R but contrary to this clearance then taxied onto that runway as a Boeing 737-300 was landing on it. The landing aircraft missed the right wingtip of the ATR-42, which continued taxing onto the runway as it approached, by “a few metres”.)
  • B773, Munich Germany, 2011 (On 3 November 2011, a Boeing 777-300ER crew lost directional control of their aircraft soon after touchdown and after veering off one side of runway 08R, it then crossed to the other side of it before stopping. The Investigation found that during the final stages of an intended autoland in CAT 1 conditions, an ILS LLZ signal disturbance caused by a departing aircraft had led a flight path deviation just before touchdown and, after delaying a pre-briefed automatic go-around until this was inhibited by main gear runway contact, the crew failed to either set thrust manually or disconnect the autopilot.)
  • F70, vicinity Munich Germany, 2004 (On 5 January 2004, a Fokker 70, operated by Austrian Airlines, carried out a forced landing in a field 2.5 nm short of Munich Runway 26L following loss of thrust from both engines due to icing.)