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Sydney Airport

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Name Sydney Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Australia AU.gif
Location Mascot, New South Wales
Serving Sydney
Elevation 6.401 m
21 ft
21 ft6.401 m
Coordinates 33° 56' 23.37" S, 151° 10' 31.93" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
7/25 2530 m8,300.525 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes
16L/34R 2438 m7,998.688 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes
16R/34L 3962 m12,998.688 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation YSSY 060400Z 16010KT CAVOK 14/00 Q1018
Station Sydney Airport
Date/Time 06 August 2020 04:00:00
Wind direction 160°
Wind speed 10 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 14°C
Dew point 0°C
Humidity 38%
QNH 1018 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Bird Strike

International airport serving Sydney, Australia.


Temperate Marine climate/Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). Moderately cool summer and comparatively warm winter



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of YSSY

  • A332, Sydney Australia 2009 (On 4 July 2009, an Airbus A332 being operated by Jetstar Airways on a scheduled passenger flight from Sydney to Melbourne carried a 750 kg ULD which had been expressly rejected by the aircraft commander during the loading operation without flight crew awareness. There was no reported effect on aircraft handling during the flight.)
  • B703, Sydney Australia, 1969 (On 1 December 1969, a Boeing 707-320 being operated by Pan Am and making a daylight take off from Sydney, Australia ran into a flock of gulls just after V1 and prior to rotation and after a compressor stall and observed partial loss of thrust on engine 2 (only), the aircraft commander elected to reject the take off. Despite rapid action to initiate maximum braking and the achievement of full reverse thrust on all engines including No 2, this resulted in an overrun of the end of the runway by 170m and substantial aircraft damage. A full emergency evacuation was carried out with no injuries to any of the occupants. There was no fire.)
  • B738, Sydney Australia, 2007 (On 14 July 2007, a Boeing 737-800 being operated by New Zealand airline Polynesian Blue on a scheduled passenger service from Sydney to Christchurch New Zealand commenced take off on Runway 16R with asymmetric thrust set and veered off the side of the runway reaching the intersecting runway 07 before rejected take off action initiated by the flight crew took effect and the aircraft came to a stop.)
  • B744, Sydney Australia, 2007 (On 15 April 2007, a Qantas Boeing 747 flew through a microburst as it began to flare for a daylight touchdown at Sydney and a hard touchdown accompanied by activation of the onboard reactive windshear warning followed. A go-around was flown to an uneventful further approach and landing. The Investigation noted the absence of an LLWAS, that the ‘dry’ microburst involved would not have triggered an onboard predictive windshear alert had such a system been fitted and the failure of ATC to fully communicate relevant wind velocity information. The hard landing was judged to have been inevitable.)
  • DH8C, vicinity Sydney Australia, 2008 (On 26 December 2008, a DHC8-300 being operated by Eastern Australia Airlines from Moree to Sydney made an auto ILS approach in which became de-stabilised and was continued as such until a stick shaker activation occurred.)

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