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Exeter International Airport

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Name Exeter International Airport
Region Europe
Territory United Kingdom GB.gif
Location Clyst Honiton, Devon, England
Serving Exeter
Elevation 31.09 m <br />102 ft <br />102 ft31.09 m <br />
Coordinates 50° 44' 5.00" N, 3° 24' 49.00" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
8/26 2083 m6,833.99 ft <br /> 46 m150.919 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
13/31 1339 m4,393.045 ft <br /> 46 m150.919 ft <br /> ASP /

Observation EGTE 171520Z 14008KT CAVOK 13/01 Q1027
Station Exeter Airport
Date/Time 17 April 2021 15:20:00
Wind direction 140°
Wind speed 08 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 13°C
Dew point 1°C
Humidity 43%
QNH 1027 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Exeter International Airport



Relatively small regional and international airport serving the city of Exeter and the south-west of England.


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 EGTE

  • DH8D / B735, Exeter UK, 2009 (On 30 October 2009, a Bombardier DHC8-400 departing Exeter at night failed to stop as cleared at the runway 08 holding point and continued onto the runway on which a Boeing 737-500 had just touched down on in the opposite direction. The Investigation attributed the DHC8-400 crew error to distraction arising from failure to follows SOPs and poor monitoring of the Captain taxiing the aircraft by the First Officer. The failure of the DHC8 crew to immediately report the occurrence to Flybe, which had resulted in non-availability of relevant CVR data to the Investigation was also noted.)
  • DH8D, vicinity Exeter UK, 2010 (On 11 September 2010, a DHC8-400 being operated by Flybe on a scheduled passenger flight from Bergerac France to Exeter failed to level as cleared during the approach at destination in day VMC and continued a premature descent without the awareness of either pilot due to distraction following a minor system malfunction until an EGPWS ‘PULL UP’ Hard Warning occurred following which a recovery climb was initiated. There were no abrupt manoeuvres and no injuries to any of the 53 occupants.)
  • E195, Exeter UK, 2019 (On 28 February 2019, an Airbus A320 abandoned takeoff from Exeter when fight deck fumes/smoke accompanied thrust applied against the brakes. When informed of similar conditions in the cabin, the Captain ordered an emergency evacuation. Some passengers using the overwing exits re-entered the cabin after becoming confused as to how to leave the wing. The Investigation attributed the fumes to an incorrectly-performed engine compressor wash arising in a context of poorly-managed maintenance and concluded that guidance on overwing exit use had been inadequate and that the 1.8 metre certification height limit for exits without evacuation slides should be reduced.)