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Bangkok/Suvarnabhumi International Airport

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VTBS
Airport
ICAO: VTBS – IATA: BKK
Summary
Name Bangkok/Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Thailand TH.gif
Location Bang Phli, Samut Prakan
Serving Bangkok
Elevation 1.524 m
5 ft
5 ft1.524 m
Coordinates 13° 41' 32.27" N, 100° 45' 2.51" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
01L/19R 3700 m12,139.108 ft
60 m196.85 ft
ASP yes/yes
01R/19L 4000 m13,123.36 ft
60 m196.85 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation VTBS 190600Z 18007KT 150V210 9999 FEW020 33/23 Q1008 NOSIG
Station Chon Buri
Date/Time 19 August 2019 06:00:00
Wind direction 180°
Wind speed 07 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 33°C
Dew point 23°C
Humidity 55%
QNH 1008 hPa
Weather condition n/a

LOS
Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation
WX
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus

Bangkok/Suvarnabhumi International Airport

ICAO: VTBS IATA: BKK

Description

International airport serving the city of Bangkok.

Climatology

Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw)

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of VTBS

  • B744, Bangkok Thailand, 1999 (On 23 September 1999, a Boeing 747-400 being operated by Qantas on a scheduled passenger service from Sydney Australia to Bangkok overran Runway 21L during an attempted night landing in normal visibility and came to a halt substantially intact 320 metres beyond the runway end. There was no fire and a precautionary evacuation of the aircraft was not begun until 20 minutes after it came to rest. Only minor injuries were sustained by 38 of the 410 occupants, some during the initial runway excursion, others as a consequence of the evacuation. The aircraft remained substantially intact during the overrun although the nose landing gear and one main landing gear separated. The picture below, taken from the Official Accident Report, shows the aircraft in its final stopping position.)