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Sochi International

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Name Sochi International
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Russian Federation RU.gif
Location Sochi, Krasnodar Krai
Coordinates 43° 26' 39.25" N, 39° 56' 36.03" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
2/20 2200 m7,217.848 ft <br /> 49 m160.761 ft <br /> CON yes/yes
6/24 2890 m9,481.627 ft <br /> 50 m164.042 ft <br /> CON yes/yes

Observation URSS 120630Z 27003MPS 9999 NSC 21/15 Q1013 R02/010070 R06/010070 NOSIG RMK R06/28004G07MPS QFE758
Station Adler
Date/Time 12 June 2021 06:30:00
Wind direction 270°
Wind speed kts
Lowest cloud amount n/a
Temperature 21°C
Dew point 15°C
Humidity 68%
QNH 1013 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Sochi International Airport



Airport located in Adler District of the resort city of Sochi situated at the Black Sea coast in Krasnodar Krai, Russia.


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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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of URSS

  • A320, vicinity Sochi Russia, 2006 (On 3 May 2006, an Airbus 320 crew failed to correctly fly a night IMC go around at Sochi and the aircraft crashed into the sea and was destroyed. The Investigation found that the crew failed to reconfigure the aircraft for the go around and, after having difficulties with the performance of an auto go-around, had disconnected the autopilot. Inappropriate control inputs, including simultaneous (summed) sidestick inputs by both pilots were followed by an EGPWS PULL UP Warning. There was no recovery and about a minute into the go around, a steep descent into the sea at 285 knots occurred.)
  • B738, Sochi Russia, 2018 (On 1 September 2018, a Boeing 737-800, making its second night approach to Sochi beneath a large convective storm with low level windshear reported, floated almost halfway along the wet runway before overrunning it by approximately 400 metres and breaching the perimeter fence before stopping. A small fire did not prevent all occupants from safely evacuating. The Investigation attributed the accident to crew disregard of a number of windshear warnings and a subsequent encounter with horizontal windshear resulting in a late touchdown and noted that the first approach had meant that the crew had been poorly prepared for the second.)