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Samedan Airport

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LSZS
Airport
ICAO: LSZS – IATA: SMV
Summary
Name Samedan Airport
Region Europe
Territory Switzerland CH.gif
Location Samedan, Graubunden
Serving Sankt Moritz
Elevation 1,706.88 m
5,600 ft
5,600 ft1,706.88 m
Type medium airport
Coordinates 46° 32' 2.67" N, 9° 53' 2.78" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
3/21 1800 m5,905.512 ft
40 m131.234 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation LSZS 230320Z AUTO 19003KT 0300 FG VV001 08/08 Q1029
Station SAMEDAN
Date/Time 23 August 2019 03:20:00
Wind direction 190°
Wind speed 03 kts
Lowest cloud amount n/a
Temperature 8°C
Dew point 8°C
Humidity 100%
QNH 1029 hPa
Weather condition n/a

CFIT
Tag(s) Altimeter Temperature Error Correction
GND
Tag(s) Aircraft Ground De/Anti Icing
WX
Tag(s) Fohn Effect
Mountain Waves
Low Level Turbulence

Samedan Airport

ICAO: LSZS IATA: SMV

Description

Samedan Airport, also known as Engadin Airport, is a regional airport in Samedan in the Engadin valley of Switzerland, 5 km2.7 nm
5,000 m
16,404.199 ft
from St. Moritz.

Climatology

Alpine climate (Köppen climate classification ET) - warmest month has an average temperature of 0 - 10 degrees C.

In the Summer (warm) months, pilots should be aware of the possibility of Maloja Wind effects

Maps

Terrain

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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LSZS

  • PRM1, vicinity Samedan Switzerland, 2010 (On 19 December 2010, a Raytheon 390 inbound to Samedan from Zagreb made a daylight approach to runway 21 at destination in marginal VMC which involved a steep and unstable descent from which a landing was not possible. The subsequent go around was followed by entry to a visual right hand circuit which was contrary to local procedures due to terrain constraints. Overbanking in the turn towards final approach was followed by a stall and loss of control which led to ground impact which, with the post crash fire, destroyed the aeroplane and fatally injured both occupants.)