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EGSS
Airport
ICAO: EGSS
Summary
Name Stansted
Region Europe
Territory United Kingdom GB.gif
Location Stansted, England, United Kingdom
Serving
Coordinates 51° 53' 21.76" N, 0° 15' 41.45" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
5/23 3048 m10,000 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP no/no


METAR
Observation EGSS 142150Z AUTO 07005KT 9999 NCD 07/02 Q1030
Station Stansted Airport
Date/Time 14 May 2019 21:50:00
Wind direction 70°
Wind speed 05 kts
Lowest cloud amount no clouds detected
Temperature 7°C
Dew point 2°C
Humidity 70%
QNH 1030 hPa
Weather condition n/a


Stansted Airport

ICAO: EGSS IATA: STN

Description

Secondary international airport serving London and eastern England.

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
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 EGSS

  • AT43, vicinity Stansted UK, 2007 (On 18 January 2007 an ATR 42-300 freighter developed a control difficulty just after a night take off from Stansted UK, which led the flight crew to declare an emergency and undertake an immediate return to land. The landing was uneventful but the approach flown was unstable, with EGPWS warnings, and the origin of the handling difficulty was considered to be, in part, due to inappropriate control inputs by one of the pilots.)
  • B738, London Stansted UK, 2008 (On 13 November 2008, a Boeing 737-800 with an unserviceable APU was being operated by Ryanair on a passenger flight at night was in collision with a tug after a cross-bleed engine start procedure was initiated prior to the completion of a complex aircraft pushback in rain. As the power was increased on the No 1 engine in preparation for the No 2 engine start, the resulting increase in thrust was greater than the counter-force provided by the tug and the aircraft started to move forwards. The towbar attachment failed and subsequently the aircraft’s No 1 engine impacted the side of the tug, prior to the aircraft brakes being applied.)
  • B742, vicinity Stansted UK, 1999 (On 22 December 1999, a KAL Boeing 747 freighter crashed shortly after take-off from Stansted UK, following an ADI malfunction.)
  • L188, vicinity Stansted UK, 2007 (On 19 March 2007, shortly after take off from Stansted UK, the crew of a Lockheed Electra Freighter being operated by Atlantic Airways experienced control difficulties and power fluctuation on all engines, subsequently attributed to a malfunctioning propeller synchrophaser. The flight crew were unclear what was occurring and proceeded to shut down one engine and believed that the others were at risk of failure during a return to land.)