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London Gatwick Airport

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EGKK
Airport
ICAO: EGKK – IATA: LGW
Summary
Name London Gatwick Airport
Region Europe
Territory United Kingdom GB.gif
Location Crawley, West Sussex
Serving London
Elevation 61.57 m <br />202 ft <br />202 ft61.57 m <br />
Coordinates 51° 9' 12.56" N, 0° 11' 3.80" W
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
08L/26R 2565 m8,415.354 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
08R/26L 3159 m10,364.173 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation EGKK 290620Z 23009KT CAVOK 14/12 Q1010
Station London / Gatwick Airport
Date/Time 29 July 2021 06:20:00
Wind direction 230°
Wind speed 09 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 14°C
Dew point 12°C
Humidity 87%
QNH 1010 hPa
Weather condition n/a

London's second largest international airport.

Climatology

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

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EGKK

  • A306, vicinity London Gatwick, 2011 (On 12 January 2011, an Airbus A300-600 being operated by Monarch Airlines on a passenger flight from London Gatwick to Chania, Greece experienced activations of the stall protection system after an unintended configuration change shortly after take off but following recovery, the flight continued as intended without further event. There were no abrupt manoeuvres and no injuries to the 347 occupants.)
  • A320 / Vehicle, London Gatwick UK, 2018 (On 3 February 2018, a runway inspection vehicle was cleared onto the active runway at London Gatwick ahead of an aircraft which had just touched down and driven towards it having been cleared to do so because the aircraft crew’s confirmation that they would clear the runway before reaching the vehicle was considered by the controller as a clearance limit. The Investigation found that the associated runway inspection procedure had not been adequately risk-assessed and noted that many issues raised by it had still not been addressed by the time it was completed eighteen months later.)
  • A320/B734, vicinity London Gatwick UK, 2012 (On 4 August 2012 an Easyjet Airbus A320 on approach to London Gatwick was given landing clearance in IMC for a runway occupied by a Boeing 737-400 waiting for take off which heard this transmission. Despite normal ground visibility and an unrestricted view of the runway, ATC failed to recognise their error and, after two unsuccessful attempts to advise them of it, the commander of the 737 instructed the A320 to go around which it did. Only upon hearing this did the controller realise what had happened.)
  • A321, vicinity London Gatwick, UK 2020 (On 26 February 2020, after difficulty starting an Airbus A321 left engine for the first flight of the day, the same difficulty recurred on the third flight followed by subsequent en-route abnormalities affecting both engines. After no fault was found during post flight maintenance investigation, similar problems occurred starting the left engine and after takeoff from Gatwick, both engines malfunctioned and a MAYDAY return followed. The continuing Investigation has already found that the engine problems were attributable to fuel system contamination following the addition of 37 times the maximum permitted dosage of Kathon biocide during prior scheduled maintenance work.)
  • B732, London Gatwick UK, 1993 (On 20 October 1993, a Boeing 737-200 being operated by Air Malta on a scheduled passenger flight from Malta to London Gatwick landed at destination on the taxiway parallel to the runway for which landing clearance had been given in good visibility at night after a Surveillance Radar Approach (SRA) terminating at 2 miles from touchdown had been conducted in VMC. There was no damage to the aircraft or injury to the occupants and the aircraft taxied to the allocated gate after the landing.)

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