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Girona-Costa Brava Airport

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Airport
ICAO: LEGE – IATA: GRO
Summary
Name Girona-Costa Brava Airport
Region Europe
Territory Spain ES.gif
Location Vilobí d'Onyar, Catalonia
Serving Girona
Elevation 142.646 m
468 ft
468 ft142.646 m
Coordinates 41° 54' 14.33" N, 2° 45' 41.97" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
2/20 2400 m7,874.016 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation LEGE 210030Z 02003KT 9999 FEW016 BKN025 18/16 Q1018
Station Gerona / Costa Brava
Date/Time 21 September 2019 00:30:00
Wind direction 20°
Wind speed 03 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 18°C
Dew point 16°C
Humidity 88%
QNH 1018 hPa
Weather condition n/a

WX
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus
Low Level Turbulence

Girona-Costa Brava Airport is an airport located 12.5 km6.749 nm
12,500 m
41,010.499 ft
southwest of the city of Girona, next to the small village of Vilobí d'Onyar, in the north-east of Catalonia, Spain. It is well connected to the Costa Brava, Barcelona and the Pyrenees.

Climatology

Humid “subtropical”/Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa/Csa) - 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. Cold winds from the Pyrenees in the winter can cause temperatures as low as -5C.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LEGE

  • B734 / C172, vicinity Girona Spain, 2016 (On 28 September 2016, a Boeing 737-400 and a Cessna 172 both on IFR Flight Plans came into close proximity when about to turn final on the same non-precision approach at Girona from different initial joining routes. The Investigation found that two ACC sector controllers had issued conflicting approach clearances after losing situational awareness following a routine sector split due to an area ATC flow configuration change. The detection of the consequences of their error had then been hindered by a temporary area low level radar outage but helped by timely visual acquisition by both aircraft and a TCAS RA.)
  • B738/B738, Girona Spain, 2010 (On 14 January 2010, two Ryanair Boeing 737-800 aircraft were operating scheduled passenger flights from Girona to Las Palmas and Turin respectively and had taxied from adjacent gates at Girona in normal day visibility in quick succession. The Turin-bound aircraft taxied first but because it was early at the holding point for its CTOT, the other aircraft was designated first for take off and during the overtaking manoeuvre in the holding area, the wing tip of the moving Las Palmas aircraft hit the horizontal stabiliser of the Turin bound aircraft causing minor and substantial damage to the respective aircraft. None of the respective 81 and 77 occupants were injured and both aircraft taxied back to their gates.)
  • B752, Girona Spain, 1999 (On 14th September 1999, a Britannia Airways Boeing 757 crash landed and departed the runway after a continued unstabilised approach in bad weather to Girona airport, Spain.)