Warsaw/Okęcie Frédéric Chopin Airport
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|ICAO: EPWA – IATA: WAW|
|Name||Warsaw/Okęcie Frédéric Chopin Airport|
|Location||Okęcie, Warsaw, Masovia|
|Elevation||110.033 m |
361 ft110.033 m
|Coordinates||52° 9' 54.00" N, 20° 58' 6.00" E|
|Date/Time||20 July 2019 21:30:00|
|Wind speed||04 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||clouds and visibility OK|
International airport serving capital city of Poland.
Humid Continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) - Variable weather patterns and a large seasonal temperature variance. Summers are often warm and humid with frequent thunderstorms and winters can be very cold with frequent snowfall and persistent snow cover.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EPWA
- B763, Warsaw Poland, 2011 (On 1 November 2011, a Boeing 767-300 landed at Warsaw with its landing gear retracted after declaring an emergency in anticipation of the possible consequences which in this event included an engine fire and a full but successful emergency evacuation. The Investigation attributed inability to achieve successful gear extension using either alternate system or free fall to crew failure to notice that the Battery Busbar CB which controlled power to the uplock release mechanism was tripped. Gear extension using the normal system had been precluded in advance by a partial hydraulic system failure soon after takeoff from New York.)