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|Name||Sharm El Sheikh|
|Location||Sharm El Sheikh|
43.586399 m143 ft
|Coordinates||27° 58' 43" N, 34° 23' 36" E|
| All Airports
|HEAX, HEBA, HECA, HEGN, HELX, HESH|
|Station||Sharm El Sheikhintl|
|Date/Time||19 June 2013 16:00:00|
|Wind speed||04 kts|
|Clouds||clouds and visibility OK|
Sharm El Sheikh International Airport
ICAO: HESH IATA: SSH
International airport serving the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh.
Hot Desert Climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) - Hot desert climates are typically found in the subtropics where there is unbroken sunshine for the whole year due to the stable descending air and high pressure, little or no precipitation. Maximum temperatures of 40°C to 45°C are not uncommon, particularly during the warmer months of the year. During colder periods of the year, night-time temperatures can drop to freezing or below due to the exceptional radiation loss under the clear skies. However, very rarely do temperatures drop far below freezing.
Flight Safety Considerations
- Haboob, is an arabic word meaning "strong wind" and is an intense Gust Front associated with a sand or dust storm.
- Sand Storm, activity results in reduced visibility and the ingestion of sand and dust particles into engines, pitot static system, conditioning packs, causing blockage and corrosion.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of HESH
- B733, vicinity Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt, 2004 (HF LOC) (On 3 January 3 2004, a Boeing 737-300 being operated by Flash Airlines on a passenger charter flight from Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt to Cairo for a refuelling stop en route to Paris CDG crashed into the sea 2½ minutes after a night take off into VMC and was destroyed and all 148 occupants killed. The Investigation was unable to establish a Probable Cause but found evidence of AP status confusion and the possibility of distraction leading to insufficient attention being paid to flight path control.)