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|ICAO: NZNP – IATA: NPL|
|Region||Asia and Pacific|
|Elevation||29.566 m <br />97 ft <br />97 ft29.566 m <br />|
|Coordinates||39° 0' 28.25" S, 174° 10' 48.39" E|
New Plymouth Airport
ICAO: NZNP IATA: NPL
New Plymouth Airport serves the city of New Plymouth, and the surrounding region of Taranaki. It is on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island, and geographically, is the closest airport in the country to Australia. Locally speaking, it is 11 km5.94 nm <br />11,000 m <br />36,089.239 ft <br /> from the city centre.
Temperate Marine climate/Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). Moderately cool summer and comparatively warm winter with a temperature range of only 14°C57.2 °F <br />287.15 K <br />516.87 °R <br />.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of NZNP
- SW4, New Plymouth New Zealand, 2009 (A visual approach by a Swearingen SA227 at New Plymouth was rushed and unstable with the distraction of a minor propeller speed malfunction and with un-actioned GPWS warnings caused by excessive sink and terrain closure rates. After a hard touchdown close to the beginning of the runway, directional control was lost and the aircraft left the runway to the side before continuing parallel to it for the rest of the landing roll.)