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Kerry Airport

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Name Kerry Airport
Region Europe
Territory Ireland IE.gif
Location Farranfore, Killarney
Coordinates 52° 10' 51.10" N, 9° 31' 24.76" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
7/25 1230 m4,035.433 ft
30 m98.425 ft
8/26 2000 m6,561.68 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation EIKY 071330Z 34005KT 280V020 9999 SCT028 BKN044 19/13 Q1017
Station Kerry Airport
Date/Time 07 August 2020 13:30:00
Wind direction 340°
Wind speed 05 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 19°C
Dew point 13°C
Humidity 68%
QNH 1017 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Fog
Low Level Turbulence

Kerry Airport



Small airport 7 nm12,964 m
12.964 km
42,532.808 ft
north of Killarney, Ireland.


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 EIKY

  • GLF4, vicinity Kerry Ireland, 2009 (On 13 July 2009, a Gulfstream IV being operated by Indian operator Asia Aviation on a private flight from Kerry to Luton with one passenger on board in day IMC suffered a left main windshield failure shortly after take off and elected to make a return to land. Having received an ATC clearance to do so, it then failed to follow it and began a steep descent approximately 6 nm to the south of the airport towards high ground. When ATC became aware of this, an urgent instruction to climb was given and eventually the return was completed.)
  • H25B, vicinity Kerry Ireland, 2015 (On 16 June 2015, the crew of a US-operated HS125 on a commercial air transport flight failed to continue climbing as cleared to FL200 after take off from Kerry for a transatlantic flight and instead levelled at 2000 feet on track towards higher terrain. Prompt ATC recognition of the situation and intervention to direct an immediate climb resolved the imminent CFIT risk. The Investigation found that the two pilots involved had, despite correct readback, interpreted their clearance to flight level two hundred as being to two thousand feet and then failed to seek clarification from ATC when they became confused.)