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Cork Airport

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Name Cork Airport
Region Europe
Territory Ireland IE.gif
Location Cork, County Cork
Serving Cork
Elevation 153.01 m
502 ft
502 ft153.01 m
Coordinates 51° 50' 29.00" N, 8° 29' 28.00" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
7/25 1310 m4,297.9 ft
45 m147.638 ft
PEM yes/yes
17/35 2133 m6,998.032 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation EICK 041700Z 32028G41KT 9999 -SHRA SCT012 SCT018CB BKN021 04/02 Q0986 NOSIG
Station Cork Airport
Date/Time 04 December 2020 17:00:00
Wind direction 320°
Wind speed 28 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 4°C
Dew point 2°C
Humidity 86%
QNH 986 hPa
Weather condition light showers rain

Cork Airport



International airport serving Cork.


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
287.15 K
516.87 °R
. Prevailing south-westerly winds from the Atlantic Ocean.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EICK

  • AT75, vicinity Cork Ireland, 2014 (On 2 January 2014, the crew of an ATR 72-212A lost forward visibility due to the accumulation of a thick layer of salt deposits on the windshield whilst the aircraft was being radar positioned to an approach at Cork on a track which took it close to and at times over the sea in the presence of strong onshore winds. The Investigation concluded that the prevailing strong winds over and near to the sea in relatively dry air with little visible moisture present had been conducive to high concentrations of salt particles at low levels.)
  • B738, vicinity Cork Ireland, 2006 (On 4 June 2006, a Boeing 737-800 being operated by Ryanair on a passenger flight from London Stansted to Cork became too high to land off a day visual approach and requested a right hand orbit to reposition. This positioning was flown too close to terrain with TAWS alert triggered prior to a second approach to a successful landing.)
  • SW4, Cork Ireland, 2011 (On 10 February 2011, control of a Spanish-operated Fairchild SA227 operating a scheduled passenger flight from Belfast UK to Cork, Ireland was lost during an attempt to commence a third go around due to fog from 100 feet below the approach minimum height. The Investigation identified contributory causes including serial non-compliance with many operational procedures and inadequate regulatory oversight of the Operator. Complex relationships were found to prevail between the Operator and other parties, including “Manx2”, an Isle of Man-based Ticket Seller under whose visible identity the aircraft operated. Most resultant Safety Recommendations concerned systemic improvement in regulatory oversight effectiveness.)