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London Stansted Airport

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Name London Stansted Airport
Region Europe
Territory United Kingdom GB.gif
Location Stansted, England, United Kingdom, Essex
Serving London
Elevation 106.07 m
348 ft106.07 m
Coordinates 51° 53' 21.77" N, 0° 15' 41.47" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
5/23 3048 m10,000 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP no/no

Observation EGSS 080620Z AUTO 35007KT 9999 NCD 20/16 Q1019
Station Stansted Airport
Date/Time 08 August 2020 06:20:00
Wind direction 350°
Wind speed 07 kts
Lowest cloud amount no clouds detected
Temperature 20°C
Dew point 16°C
Humidity 77%
QNH 1019 hPa
Weather condition n/a

London Stansted Airport is an international airport located at Stansted Mountfitchet in the district of Uttlesford in Essex, 42nm77,784 m
77.784 km
255,196.851 ft
northeast of Central London.


Temperate Marine climate/Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb).



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EGSS

  • A320 / SF34, vicinity London Stansted UK, 2019 (On 12 February 2019, an Airbus A320 under the command of a Captain reportedly undergoing line training supervised by a Training Captain occupying the supernumerary crew seat was slow to follow ATC instructions after breaking off from an unstabilised approach at London Stansted caused by the First Officer’s mismanagement of the approach and lost separation at night as it crossed approximately 600 feet above a Saab 340B climbing after takeoff. The Investigation found that flight crew workload had been exacerbated after the Captain under supervision unnecessarily delayed taking over control and had then not done so in the prescribed way.)
  • 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.)