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LaGuardia Airport

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Name LaGuardia Airport
Region North America
Territory United States US.gif
Location East Elmhurst, Queens, New York
Coordinates 40° 46' 34.42" N, 73° 52' 24.81" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
4/22 2134 m7,001.312 ft <br /> 46 m150.919 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
13/31 2134 m7,001.312 ft <br /> 46 m150.919 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation KLGA 151151Z 00000KT 10SM SCT060 BKN240 20/15 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP134 T02000150 10206 20194 51006 $
Station New York, La Guardia Airport
Date/Time 15 October 2021 11:51:00
Wind direction
Wind speed 00 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 20°C
Dew point 15°C
Humidity 72%
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Bird Strike
Tag(s) Engineered Materials Arresting System
Rwy(s) 13, 22

LaGuardia Airport



Airport serving the city of New York, NY, USA.


Humid “subtropical” climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) - characterized by hot, humid summers and cool winters. Significant amounts of precipitation occur in all seasons in most areas. Winter rainfall (and sometimes snowfall) is associated with large storms that the westerlies steer from west to east. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KLGA

  • A320, vicinity LaGuardia New York USA, 2009 (On 15 January 2009, a United Airlines Airbus A320-200 approaching 3000 feet agl in day VMC following take-off from New York La Guardia experienced an almost complete loss of thrust in both engines after encountering a flock of Canada Geese . In the absence of viable alternatives, the aircraft was successfully ditched in the Hudson River about. Of the 150 occupants, one flight attendant and four passengers were seriously injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged. The subsequent investigation led to the issue of 35 Safety Recommendations mainly relating to ditching, bird strike and low level dual engine failure.)
  • B737, New York La Guardia USA, 2013 (On 22 July 2013 the Captain of a Boeing 737-700 failed to go around when the aircraft was not stabilised on final approach at La Guardia and then took control from the First Officer three seconds before touchdown and made a very hard nose first touchdown which substantially damaged the aircraft. The Investigation concluded that the accident had been a consequence of the continued approach and the attempt to recover with a very late transfer of control instead of a go around as prescribed by the Operator. The aircraft was "substantially damaged".)
  • B737, New York La Guardia USA, 2016 (On 27 October 2016, a Boeing 737-700 crew made a late touchdown on the runway at La Guardia and did not then stop before reaching the end of the runway and entered - and exited the side of - the EMAS before stopping. The Investigation concluded that the overrun was the consequence of a failure to go around when this was clearly necessary after a mishandled touchdown and that the Captain's lack of command authority and a lack of appropriate crew training provided by the Operator to support flight crew decision making had contributed to the failure to go around.)
  • B738 / CRJ1, New York La Guardia USA, 2007 (On 5 July 2007, in daylight and good visibility, a Comair CRJ100 on an outbound scheduled service flight was cleared by a GND Controller to taxi across active runway 22 on which a Delta AL Boeing 737-800 also operating a scheduled service flight had already been cleared to land by the (TWR) local controller. The crossing to be made did not allow the CRJ100 crew to see up the runway towards the landing threshold until they had almost completed the crossing. When they did see the by then landed B738 coming towards them, they immediately increased thrust on the single operating engine to accelerate clear.)
  • F100, vicinity La Guardia NY USA, 2003 (On 4 September 2003, an American Airlines Fokker F100 hit five Canada Geese, just after becoming airborne from New York La Guardia airport, with resultant failure of the No 2 engine and substantial airframe damage. The aircraft carried out an uneventful diversion to New York JFK.)

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