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Sofia

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LBSF
Airport
ICAO: LBSF
Summary
Name Sofia
Region Europe
Territory Bulgaria BG.gif
Location Sofia
Serving
Coordinates 42° 41' 43.70" N, 23° 24' 56.83" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
9/27 2800 m9,186.352 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation LBSF 250900Z 28013KT 260V330 9999 SCT037 SCT060 18/09 Q1014 NOSIG
Station Sofia Observ.
Date/Time 25 May 2019 09:00:00
Wind direction 280°
Wind speed 13 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 18°C
Dew point 9°C
Humidity 55%
QNH 1014 hPa
Weather condition n/a

RE
Tag(s) Aquaplaning
WX
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus

Sofia Airport

ICAO: LBSF IATA: SOF

Description

International airport serving the capital of Bulgaria.

Climatology

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.

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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.)