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|Location||Sioux City, Iowa|
|Coordinates||42° 24' 6.34" N, 96° 23' 3.12" W|
|Station||Sioux City, Sioux Gateway Airport|
|Date/Time||23 August 2019 11:52:00|
|Wind speed||06 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||n/a|
|Tag(s)||Altimeter Temperature Error Correction|
Sioux Gateway Airport
ICAO: KSUX IATA: SUX
Sioux Gateway Airport, also known as Colonel Bud Day Field, is a joint civil-military public airport located 10 km5.4 nm
south of Sioux City and just west of Sergeant Bluff, in Woodbury County, Iowa, United States.
Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) - characterized by four seasons: cold, windy, snowy winters, mild springs, hot, humid summers, and crisp and relatively short autumns. Precipitation reaches its lowest in January and February and peaks in summer and latter half of spring.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KSUX
- DC10, Sioux City USA, 1989 (On 19 July 1989, a GE CF6-6D-powered Douglas DC-10-10 at FL370 suffered a sudden explosive failure of the tail-mounted number 2 engine and a complete loss of hydraulics so that the aircraft could only be controlled by varying thrust on the remaining two engines. With only limited flightpath control, the subsequent Sioux City emergency landing led to the destruction of the aircraft by impact and fire. The Investigation attributed the engine failure to non-identification of a fan disc fatigue crack arising from a manufacturing defect and the loss of hydraulics to debris dispersal which had exceeded the system’s certification protection.)