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Bournemouth Airport

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Name Bournemouth Airport
Region Europe
Territory United Kingdom GB.gif
Location Hurn, Dorset, England
Serving Bournemouth
Elevation 11.582 m
38 ft
38 ft11.582 m
Coordinates 50° 46' 48.00" N, 1° 50' 33.00" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
8/26 2271 m7,450.787 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation EGHH 282150Z 26005KT CAVOK 08/06 Q1008
Station Bournemouth Airport
Date/Time 28 October 2020 21:50:00
Wind direction 260°
Wind speed 05 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 8°C
Dew point 6°C
Humidity 87%
QNH 1008 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Bournemouth Airport


Hurn Airport


A small international airport serving the area around the city of Bournemouth.


Temperate Marine climate/Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). Moderately cool summer and comparatively warm winter with a mean temperature range of only 14°C57.2 °F
287.15 K
516.87 °R
. Prevailing south-westerly winds.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EGHH

  • B733, vicinity Bournemouth UK, 2007 (On 23 September 2007, the pilots of a Thomsonfly Boeing 737-300 almost lost control of their aircraft after initiating a go around from an unstable low airspeed and low thrust condition reached progressively but unnoticed during an approach to Bournemouth at night. Mismanagement of the aircraft during the go around was attributed to a lack of adequate understanding of the aircraft pitch control system and led to extreme pitch and an aerodynamic stall but the crew subsequently recovered control of the aircraft and an uneventful second approach and normal landing followed.)
  • DH8D, Bournemouth UK, 2010 (On 30 November 2010, a Bombardier DHC8-400 being operated by Flybe on a scheduled passenger flight from an unrecorded origin to Southampton was unable to select any trailing edge flaps when preparing for the intended landing at destination. The night non precision approach in VMC was discontinued and a diversion was made to Bournemouth where a longer runway with an ILS procedure was available for the necessary flapless landing and during the subsequent touchdown, a tail strike occurred. None of the 73 occupants were injured and damage to the aircraft was minor.)
  • HAWK, vicinity Bournemouth, UK 2011 (On 20 August 2011, a RAF Aerobatic Team Hawk failed to complete a formation break to land near Bournemouth and the aircraft flew into the ground, destroying the aircraft and killing the pilot. The subsequent Inquiry concluded that the pilot had become semi conscious as the result of the sudden onset of G-induced impairment characterised as A-LOC. It was found that the manoeuvre as flown was not radically different to usual and that the context for the accident was to be found in a range of organisational failures in risk management.)
  • S61, vicinity Bournemouth UK, 2002 (On 15 July 2002, a Sikorsky S-61 helicopter operated by Bristow suffered a catastrophic engine failure and fire. After an emergency landing and evacuation, the aircraft was destroyed by an intense fire.)