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Ireland West Airport Knock

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EIKN
Airport
ICAO: EIKN
Summary
Name Ireland West Airport Knock
Region Europe
Territory Ireland IE.gif
Location Charlestown, County Mayo
Serving
Coordinates 53° 54' 50.91" N, 8° 48' 38.87" W
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
9/27 2300 m7,545.932 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation EIKN 171230Z 22009KT 190V260 9999 VCSH FEW017CB SCT023 BKN030 13/11 Q1009 NOSIG
Station Connaught
Date/Time 17 June 2019 12:30:00
Wind direction 220°
Wind speed 09 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 13°C
Dew point 11°C
Humidity 87%
QNH 1009 hPa
Weather condition in vicinity: showers

BS
Tag(s) Bird Strike

Ireland West Airport

ICAO: EIKN IATA: NOC

Description

Ireland West Airport Knock (Irish: Aerfort Iarthar Éireann) is an airport located 3 NM south-west of Charlestown, County Mayo, Ireland. The airport was formerly known as Knock International Airport, Connacht Regional Airport, and Horan International Airport.

Climatology

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 EIKN

  • B738, Knock Ireland, 2009 (On 19 October 2009, a Boeing 737-300 being operated by British Midland subsidiary bmibaby on a scheduled passenger flight from Knock (also more recently known as ‘Ireland West’) to Manchester encountered a large flock of medium-sized birds during rotation for take off in normal day visibility and engine malfunction followed. Increasing engine vibration during the climb led to the decision to divert to Shannon, which was completed without further event. There were no injuries to the 133 occupants or anyone on the ground.)