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|Location||Battersea, London, England|
|Elevation||5.486 m |
18 ft5.486 m
|Coordinates||51° 28' 11.70" N, 0° 10' 46.37" W|
ICAO: EGLW IATA: ---
London Heliport, previously called Battersea Heliport is located on the south bank of the River Thames at Battersea, 3 nm southwest of Westminster Bridge and between Wandsworth Bridge and Battersea Railway Bridge. NOTE that it is open only when it is believed that SVFR minima prevail. However, since this determination is based on the METARs at EGLL, SVFR conditions may not actually exist even if the heliport is notified as 'open'.
Temperate Marine climate/Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). Moderately cool summer and comparatively warm winter with a temperature range of only 14°C57.2 °F
. Prevailing south-westerly winds from the Atlantic Ocean.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EGLW
- A109, vicinity London Heliport London UK, 2013 (On 16 January 2013, an Augusta 109E helicopter positioning by day on an implied (due to adverse weather conditions) SVFR clearance collided with a crane attached to a tall building under construction. It and associated debris fell to street level and the pilot and a pedestrian were killed and several others on the ground injured. It was concluded that the pilot had not seen the crane or seen it too late to avoid whilst flying by visual reference in conditions which had become increasingly challenging. The Investigation recommended improvements in the regulatory context in which the accident had occurred.)