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Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport

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Name Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
Region North America
Territory Canada CA.gif
Location Riverside South, Ontario
Serving Ottawa
Elevation 113.995 m <br />374 ft <br />374 ft113.995 m <br />
Coordinates 45° 19' 17.31" N, 75° 40' 15.69" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
4/22 1006 m3,300.525 ft <br /> 23 m75.459 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
7/25 2438 m7,998.688 ft <br /> 61 m200.131 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
14/32 3048 m10,000 ft <br /> 61 m200.131 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation CYOW 201800Z 33007KT 300V360 15SM FEW120 SCT240 19/11 A2990 RMK AC1CI3 SLP127 DENSITY ALT 1000FT
Station Ottawa Int'L. Ont.
Date/Time 20 October 2021 18:00:00
Wind direction 330°
Wind speed 07 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 19°C
Dew point 11°C
Humidity 59%
Weather condition n/a

Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport



Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport or Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, in Ottawa Ontario, Canada is located in Riverside South, 5.5 nm10,186 m <br />10.186 km <br />33,418.635 ft <br /> south of downtown Ottawa.


Humid Continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) - Variable weather patterns and a large seasonal temperature variance. Summers are often warm and humid with frequent thunderstorms and winters can be very cold with frequent snowfall and persistent snow cover.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of CYOW

  • A139 / A30B, Ottawa Canada, 2014 (On 5 June 2014, an AW139 about to depart from its Ottawa home base on a positioning flight exceeded its clearance limit and began to hover taxi towards the main runway as an A300 was about to touch down on it. The TWR controller immediately instructed the helicopter to stop which it did, just clear of the runway. The A300 reached taxi speed just prior to the intersection. The Investigation attributed the error to a combination of distraction and expectancy and noted that the AW139 pilot had not checked actual or imminent runway occupancy prior to passing his clearance limit.)
  • DH8A, Ottawa Canada, 2003 (On 04 November 2003, the crew of a de Havilland DHC-8-100 which had been de/anti iced detected a pitch control restriction as rotation was attempted during take off from Ottawa and successfully rejected the take off from above V1. The Investigation concluded that the restriction was likely to have been the result of a remnant of clear ice migrating into the gap between one of the elevators and its shroud when the elevator was moved trailing edge up during control checks and observed that detection of such clear ice remnants on a critical surface wet with de-icing fluid was difficult.)
  • DH8C / P180, Ottawa ON Canada, 2013 (On 1 December 2013, a small aircraft taxing for departure at night was cleared to cross an active runway and did so as a DHC8 was taking off from the same runway. Separation was significant and there was no actual risk of collision. The Investigation found that the GND controller had issued clearance to the taxiing aircraft when he had responsibility for its whole taxi route but had neither updated the aircraft status system nor directly advised of the taxiing aircraft when passing responsibility for part of its cleared route to the TWR controller who therefore remained unaware of it.)