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London Gatwick Airport

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

Observation EGKK 122250Z 06004KT CAVOK 22/17 Q1012
Station London / Gatwick Airport
Date/Time 12 August 2020 22:50:00
Wind direction 60°
Wind speed 04 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 22°C
Dew point 17°C
Humidity 73%
QNH 1012 hPa
Weather condition n/a

London's second largest international airport.


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
287.15 K
516.87 °R
. 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.)
  • 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.)
  • B752, London Gatwick, 2013 (An announcement by the Captain of a fully-boarded Boeing 757-200 about to depart which was intended to initiate a Precautionary Rapid Disembarkation due to smoke from a hydraulic leak was confusing and a partial emergency evacuation followed. The Investigation found that Cabin Crew only knew of this via the announcement and noted subsequent replacement of the applicable procedures by an improved version, although this was still considered to lack resilience in one respect. The event was considered to have illustrated the importance of having cabin crew close to doors when passengers are on board aircraft on the ground.)

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