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|Region||South America and Caribbean|
64.008003 m210 ft
|Coordinates||23° 2' 4" N, 81° 26' 7" W|
| All Airports
|MUCA, MUCC, MUCF, MUCL, MUCM, MUCU, MUGM, MUHA, MUHG, MUMZ, MUSC, MUVR|
|Date/Time||25 May 2013 12:50:00|
|Wind speed||02 kts|
|Tag(s)||Tropical Revolving Storm|
Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport
ICAO: MUVR IATA: VRA
Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport is an international airport serving Varadero, Cuba and the province of Matanzas. The airport is located closer to the town of Matanzas than to Varadero. The closest airport to Varadero is Santa Marta Airport. Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport is the second busiest airport in Cuba after José Martí International Airport in Havana.
Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) - monthly mean temperatures above 18°C291.15 K
524.07 °R, and a pronounced dry season. A Tropical Savanna climate has more pronounced dry seasons than a Tropical Monsoon climate.
Flight Safety Considerations
- Tropical Revolving Storm, can cause significant damage to infrastructure and high loss of life. Areas affected by a significant storm can take months or even years to recover from the human, economic, and environmental damage. It is not uncommon for aircraft to be evacuated from an airport in advance of the landfall of a tropical storm. Damage and disruption to Airport and ATM infrastructure may render airports across a large area unusable, reducing the capacity and capability of ANSPs and closing, or reducing the capacity of, airports.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of MUVR
- A320, Varadero Cuba, 2010 (RE HF) (On 31 January 2010, an Airbus A320-200 being operated by the Canadian Airline Skyservice on a passenger flight from Toronto Canada to Varadero Cuba made a procedural night ILS approach to destination in heavy rain and, soon after touchdown on a flooded runway, drifted off the side and travelled parallel to it for a little over 500 metres before subsequently re-entering it at low speed. There were no injuries to the 186 occupants and the aircraft sustained only minor damage.)