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|ICAO: EGQB – IATA: BOL|
|Location||BallyKelly, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland|
|Elevation||23.774 m |
78 ft23.774 m
|Coordinates||55° 3' 41.58" N, 7° 0' 53.07" W|
ICAO: EGQB IATA: BOL
British Military airfield 5nm9,260 m
west of City of Derry/Eglington airport.
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 EGQB
- A320, Ballykelly Northern Ireland UK, 2006 (On 29 March 2006, an Eirjet Airbus 320 was operating a scheduled passenger flight from Liverpool to Londonderry Airport in Northern Ireland for Ryanair in daylight. At 8nm from LDY, the operating crew reported that they were having problems with the ILS glideslope on approach to Runway 26. They judged that they were too high to carry out a safe landing from the ILS approach and requested permission from ATC to carry out a visual approach. The aircraft, with the commander as PF, then flew a right hand descending orbit followed by a visual circuit from which it landed. Upon landing, the crew were advised by Londonderry ATC, who had had the aircraft in sight when it called Finals and had then cleared it to land that they had, in fact, landed at Ballykelly airfield, a military helicopter base 5nm to the east-north-east of Londonderry.)