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Stornoway Airport

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Name Stornoway Airport
Region Europe
Territory United Kingdom GB.gif
Location Stornoway, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Serving Stornoway
Elevation 7.925 m <br />26 ft <br />26 ft7.925 m <br />
Coordinates 58° 12' 49.84" N, 6° 19' 49.70" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
7/25 1000 m3,280.84 ft <br /> 23 m75.459 ft <br /> ASP /
18/36 2200 m7,217.848 ft <br /> 46 m150.919 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation EGPO 141420Z 27019KT 9999 VCSH FEW018 SCT020 BKN038 13/08 Q1015
Station Stornoway
Date/Time 14 June 2021 14:20:00
Wind direction 270°
Wind speed 19 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 13°C
Dew point 8°C
Humidity 71%
QNH 1015 hPa
Weather condition in vicinity: showers




Small airport serving the Islands of Harris and Lewis in the Scottish Western Isles.


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 <br />287.15 K <br />516.87 °R <br />. Prevailing south-westerly winds from the Atlantic Ocean.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EGPO

  • BE20/SF34, vicinity Stornoway UK, 2011 (On 31 December 2011 a USAF C12 Beech King Air descended 700 feet below the cleared outbound altitude on a procedural non precision approach to Stornoway in uncontrolled airspace in IMC and also failed to fly the procedure correctly. As a result it came into conflict with a Saab 340 inbound on the same procedure. The Investigation found that the C12 crew had interpreted the QNH given by ATC as 990 hPa as 29.90 inches, the subscale setting units used in the USA. The Saab 340 pilot saw the opposite direction traffic on TCAS and descended early to increase separation.)
  • SF34, Stornoway UK, 2015 (On 2 January 2015, the commander of a Saab 340 suddenly lost directional control during a within-limits crosswind take off and the aircraft left the runway onto grass at approximately 80 knots. No call to reject the take off was made and no action was taken to shut down the engines until the aircraft had come to a stop in the soft ground with a collapsed nose gear and substantial damage to the propellers and lower forward fuselage. The Investigation concluded that the most likely explanation for the excursion was the absence of any rudder input as the aircraft accelerated.)
  • SF34/SF34, vicinity Stornoway UK, 2011 (On 15 October 2011, a Loganair Saab 340 in uncontrolled airspace and inbound and level at 2000 feet QNH on a procedural non precision approach in day IMC to runway 18 at Stornoway received a TCAS RA ‘DESCEND’ when a second Loganair Saab 340 outbound on the same procedure descended prematurely to the same altitude contrary to ATC clearance. The subsequent investigation concluded that the failure of the controller to re-iterate the requirement to remain at 3000 feet outbound until advised had contributed the crew error. Minimum separation after the TCAS RA was less than 0.1nm horizontally when 500 feet vertically.)