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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 231000Z 12008KT 9999 SCT020TCU 29/23 Q1015 NOSIG
Station S. Tome
Date/Time 23 September 2021 10:00:00
Wind direction 120°
Wind speed 08 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 29°C
Dew point 23°C
Humidity 70%
QNH 1015 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.)