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São Tomé International Airport

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Name São Tomé International Airport
Region Africa
Territory Sao Tome and Principe ST.gif
Location São Tomé, São Tomé Island
Serving São Tomé
Elevation 10.058 m <br />33 ft <br />33 ft10.058 m <br />
Coordinates 0° 22' 41.02" N, 6° 42' 43.99" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
11/29 2220 m7,283.465 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP /

Observation FPST 121300Z 35010KT 9999 FEW020CB SCT040 29/25 Q1013 NOSIG
Station S. Tome
Date/Time 12 June 2021 13:00:00
Wind direction 350°
Wind speed 10 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 29°C
Dew point 25°C
Humidity 79%
QNH 1013 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Bird Strike

International airport serving the islands of Sao Tome and Principe. There is no Stopway or RESA.


Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw)



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of FPST

  • AN72, Sao Tome, Sao Tome & Principe, 2017 (On 29 July 2017, an Antonov AN-74 crew sighted several previously unseen large “eagles” rising from the long grass next to the runway as they accelerated for takeoff at Sao Tome and, concerned about the risk of ingestion, made a high speed rejected takeoff but were unable to stop on the runway and entered a deep ravine just beyond it which destroyed the aircraft. The Investigation found that the reject had been unnecessarily delayed until above V1, that the crew forgot to deploy the spoilers which would have significantly increased the stopping distance and that relevant crew training was inadequate.)