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Caracas/Maiquetia

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SVMI
Airport
ICAO: SVMI
Summary
Name Caracas/Maiquetia
Region South America and Caribbean
Territory Venezuela VE.gif
Location Maiquetia
Main city served


Coordinates 10° 36' 10.5408", -66° 59' 26.1672"
Close to Caribbean Sea
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface
9/27 3027 m9,931.102 ft 44 m144.357 ft ASP
10/28 3500 m11,482.94 ft 45 m147.638 ft ASP
METAR
Observation SVMI 222100Z 05003KT 9999 BKN016 28/24 Q1014 NOSIG
Station Caracas / Maiquetia Aerop. Intl. Simon Bolivar
Date/Time 22 January 2015 21:00:00
Wind direction 50°
Wind speed 03 kts
Lowest cloud amount broken clouds
Temperature 28°C
Dew point 24°C
Humidity 78%
QNH 1014 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Caracas/Maiquetia International Airport

ICAO: SVMI IATA: CCS

Description

Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetia is an international airport located in Maiquetía, Venezuela, about 21 km11.339 nm
21,000 m
68,897.638 ft
from downtown Caracas.

Climatology

Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification As & Aw).

Maps

Terrain

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of SVMI

  • A332, Caracas Venezuela, 2013 (LOC HF AW) (On 13 April 2013, an Air France Airbus A330-200 was damaged during a hard (2.74 G) landing at Caracas after the aircraft commander continued despite the aircraft becoming unstabilised below 500 feet agl with an EGPWS ‘SINK RATE’ activation beginning in the flare. Following a superficial inspection, maintenance personnel determined that no action was required and released the aircraft to service. After take off, it was impossible to retract the landing gear and the aircraft returned. Considerable damage from the earlier landing was then found to both fuselage and landing gear which had rendered the aircraft unfit to fly.)