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St. Louis/Lambert International Airport
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|ICAO: KSTL – IATA: STL|
|Name||St. Louis/Lambert International Airport|
|Location||St. Louis County, Missouri|
|Elevation||184.404 m <br />605 ft <br />605 ft184.404 m <br />|
|Coordinates||38° 45' 3.53" N, 90° 22' 24.52" W|
|Station||St. Louis, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport|
|Date/Time||21 June 2021 15:51:00|
|Wind speed||08 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||scattered clouds|
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
ICAO: KSTL IATA: STL
International airport serving the Greater St. Louis area, Missouri. The airport lies outside the St. Louis city limits in St. Louis County. Its land sits in the cities of Berkeley and Bridgeton and in an unincorporated area, 16 km8.639 nm <br />16,000 m <br />52,493.438 ft <br /> NW of St. Louis.
The St. Louis metropolitan area is also served by MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, St. Clair County, Illinois; St. Louis Regional Airport in Alton, Illinois; and Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Missouri.
St. Louis lies in the transition between a humid subtropical and humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa/Dfa), with neither large mountains nor large bodies of water to moderate its temperature. It is subject to both cold Arctic air and hot, humid tropical air from the Gulf of Mexico. Spring is the wettest season and produces erratic severe weather ranging from tornadoes to winter storms. Summers are hot and humid. Winters are cold with periodic snow and temperatures often below freezing. Winter storm systems, can bring days of heavy freezing rain, ice pellets, and snowfall.
Airports within 50 nm
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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KSTL
- MD82 / C441, Lambert-St Louis MI USA, 1994 (On 22 November 1994 a McDonnell Douglas MD 82 flight crew taking off from Lambert- St. Louis at night in excellent visibility suddenly became aware of a stationary Cessna 441 on the runway ahead and was unable to avoid a high speed collision. The collision destroyed the Cessna but allowed the MD82 to be brought to a controlled stop without occupant injury. The Investigation found that the Cessna 441 pilot had mistakenly believed his departure would be from the runway he had recently landed on and had entered that runway without clearance whilst still on GND frequency.)
- MD82, vicinity Lambert St Louis MO USA, 2007 (On September 28, 2007 the left engine of a McDonnell Douglas MD82 caught fire during the departure climb from Lambert St. Louis and an air turn back was initiated. When the landing gear failed to fully extend, a go around was made to allow time for an emergency gear extension to be accomplished after which a successful landing and emergency evacuation from the fire-damaged aircraft followed. The Investigation concluded that the engine fire was directly consequential on an unapproved maintenance practice and that the fire was prolonged by flight crew interruption of an emergency checklist to perform "non-essential tasks".)