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Shannon Airport

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Name Shannon Airport
Region Europe
Territory Ireland IE.gif
Location Shannon, County Clare
Serving Shannon
Elevation 14.021 m <br />46 ft <br />46 ft14.021 m <br />
Coordinates 52° 41' 55.99" N, 8° 55' 5.93" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
4/22 1970 m6,463.255 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> PEM /
6/24 3199 m10,495.407 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
8/26 1465 m4,806.43 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> PEM /
13/31 1720 m5,643.045 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP no/no
18/36 1713 m5,620.079 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> PEM /

Observation EINN 280430Z 13005KT CAVOK 12/12 Q0999 NOSIG
Station Shannon Airport
Date/Time 28 October 2021 04:30:00
Wind direction 130°
Wind speed 05 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 12°C
Dew point 12°C
Humidity 100%
QNH 999 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Shannon International Airport



International airport on the west coast of Ireland. Historically a major refuelling stop and diversion airfield for transatlantic traffic. The airport is located in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland.


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 EINN

  • AT72, Shannon Ireland, 2011 (On 17 July 2011, an Aer Arann ATR 72-200 made a bounced daylight landing at Shannon in gusty crosswind conditions aggravated by the known effects of a nearby large building. The nose landing gear struck the runway at 2.3g and collapsed with subsequent loss of directional control and departure from the runway. The aircraft was rendered a hull loss but there was no injury to the 25 occupants. The accident was attributed to an excessive approach speed and inadequate control of aircraft pitch during landing. Crew inexperience and incorrect power handling technique whilst landing were also found to have contributed.)
  • AT72, Shannon Ireland, 2014 (On 26 February 2014, an ATR 72-202 which had been substituted for the ATR42 which usually operated a series of night cargo flights was being marshalled out of its parking position with a new flight crew on board when the left wing was in collision with the structure of an adjacent hangar. The Investigation found that the aircraft type had not been changed on the applicable flight plan and ATC were consequently unaware that the aircraft had previously been parked in a position only approved for the use by the usual smaller aircraft type.)