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London Luton Airport

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Name London Luton Airport
Region Europe
Territory United Kingdom GB.gif
Location Luton, Bedfordshire
Serving Luton
Elevation 160.325 m <br />526 ft <br />526 ft160.325 m <br />
Coordinates 51° 52' 31.10" N, 0° 22' 10.00" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
8/26 2160 m7,086.614 ft <br /> 46 m150.919 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation EGGW 280450Z AUTO 18005KT 150V210 9999 NCD 09/08 Q1018
Station Luton Airport
Date/Time 28 September 2021 04:50:00
Wind direction 180°
Wind speed 05 kts
Lowest cloud amount no clouds detected
Temperature 9°C
Dew point 8°C
Humidity 93%
QNH 1018 hPa
Weather condition n/a

London Luton Airport



International airport with scheduled and business traffic.


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 />. Prevailing south-westerly winds.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EGGW

  • A319, Luton UK, 2012 (On 14 February 2011, an Easyjet Airbus A319 being flown by a trainee Captain under supervision initiated a go around from below 50 feet agl after a previously stabilised approach at Luton and a very hard three point landing followed before the go around climb could be established. The investigation found that the Training Captain involved, although experienced, had only limited aircraft type experience and that, had he taken control before making a corrective sidestick input opposite to that of the trainee, it would have had the full instead of a summed effect and may have prevented hard runway contact.)
  • B763, Luton UK, 2005 (On 16 February 2005, at Luton Airport, a Boeing B767-300 collided with the tug pulling it forward when the shear pin of the unserviceable tow bar being used to pull the aircraft broke. The aircraft ran onto the tug when the ground crew stopped the tug suddenly. As result of the collision with the tug the aircraft fuselage and landing gear was damaged.)
  • GLEX, Luton UK, 2008 (On 29 January 2008, a Bombardier BD700 Global Express on a private passenger flight from Van Nuys, California to Luton experienced a single tyre failure when landing at destination in normal day visibility which caused significant secondary damage to the flight control system and localised structural damage to the wing. The aircraft was stopped on the runway and there were no injuries to the four occupants.)