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|Coordinates||60° 7' 24.94" N, 19° 53' 59.44" E|
|Station||Mariehamn / Aland Island|
|Date/Time||20 April 2019 18:50:00|
|Wind speed||02 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||clouds and visibility OK|
|Tag(s)||Aircraft Ground De/Anti Icing|
|Tag(s)||Landing on Contaminated Runways|
ICAO: EFMA IATA: MHQ
Regional airport on the island of Åland, an autonomous, Swedish speaking region of Finland.
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.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EFMA
- SF34, vicinity Mariehamn Finland, 2012 (On 14 February 2012 a Latvian-operated Saab 340 acknowledged an ATC clearance to make a procedural ILS approach to Mariehamn and then completely disregarded the clearance by setting course direct to the aerodrome. Subsequently, having lost situational awareness, repeated GPWS PULL UP warnings at night in VMC were ignored as control of the aircraft was lost with a recovery only achieved an estimated 2 seconds before ground impact would have occurred and then followed by more ignored PULL UP Warnings due to continued proximity to terrain before the runway was sighted and a landing achieved.)