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|ICAO: LPFR – IATA: FAO|
|Elevation||7.315 m |
24 ft7.315 m
|Coordinates||37° 0' 55.47" N, 7° 58' 19.10" W|
|Station||Faro / Aeroporto|
|Date/Time||30 November 2020 17:00:00|
|Wind speed||09 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||few clouds|
ICAO: LPFR IATA: FAO
International airport serving south coast of Portugal.
Dry-summer subtropical ”Mediterranean" climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) - characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. During the summer, subtropical high pressure cells dominate, making rainfall unlikely except for the occasional thunderstorm. In the winter, periodic storms bring rain.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LPFR
- B738, vicinity Faro Portugal, 2011 (On 24 October 2011, the crew of a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 operating the first flight after an unexpectedly severe overnight storm found that after take off, an extremely large amount of rudder trim was required to fly ahead. Following an uneventful return to land, previously undetected damage to the rudder assembly was found which was attributed to the effects of the storm. It was found that pre flight checks required at the time could not have detected the damage and noted that the wind speeds which occurred were much higher than those anticipated by the applicable certification requirements.)