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Pakse International Airport

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Name Pakse International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Laos LA.gif
Location Pakse, Champasak
Serving Pakse
Elevation 106.985 m
351 ft
351 ft106.985 m
Coordinates 15° 7' 59.99" N, 105° 46' 50.02" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
15/33 1625 m5,331.365 ft
36 m118.11 ft

Observation VLPS 200600Z 18006KT 9999 SCT017 FEW020TCU FEW200 29/24 Q1009 TCU N NOSIG
Station Pakse International Airport
Date/Time 20 September 2019 06:00:00
Wind direction 180°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 29°C
Dew point 24°C
Humidity 74%
QNH 1009 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Pakse International Airport is one of the few international airports in Laos.


Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw)



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of VLPS

  • AT72, vicinity Pakse Laos, 2013 (On 16 October 2013, the crew of an ATR72-600 unintentionally flew their aircraft into the ground in IMC during a go around from an unsuccessful non precision approach at destination Pakse. The Investigation concluded that although the aircraft had followed the prescribed track, the crew had been confused by misleading FD indications resulting from their failure to reset the selected altitude to the prescribed stop altitude so that the decision altitude they had used for the approach remained as the selected altitude. Thereafter, erratic control of aircraft altitude had eventually resulted in controlled flight into terrain killing all on board.)