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|Coordinates||42° 41' 43.70" N, 23° 24' 56.83" E|
|Date/Time||25 May 2019 09:00:00|
|Wind speed||13 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||scattered clouds|
ICAO: LBSF IATA: SOF
International airport serving the capital of Bulgaria.
Humid “subtropical” climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) - characterized by hot, humid summers and cool winters. Significant amounts of precipitation occur in all seasons in most areas. Winter rainfall (and sometimes snowfall) is associated with large storms that the westerlies steer from west to east. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LBSF
- A320 / CRJ2, Sofia Bulgaria, 2007 (On 13 April 2007 in day VMC, an Air France A320 departing Sofia lined up contrary to an ATC Instruction to remain at the holding point and be ready immediate. The controller did not immediately notice and after subsequently giving a landing clearance for the same runway, was obliged to cancel it send the approaching aircraft around. An Investigation attributed the incursion to both the incorrect terminology used by TWR and the failure to challenge the incomplete clearance read back by the A320 crew.)