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Zürich Airport

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Name Zürich Airport
Region Europe
Territory Switzerland CH.gif
Location Kloten, Zürich
Serving Zürich
Elevation 431.597 m <br />1,416 ft <br />1,416 ft431.597 m <br />
Type large airport
Coordinates 47° 27' 52.99" N, 8° 32' 57.01" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
10/28 2500 m8,202.1 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> CON yes/yes
14/32 3300 m10,826.772 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> CON yes/yes
16/34 3700 m12,139.108 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> CON yes/yes

Observation LSZH 232250Z AUTO 03007KT 9999 NCD 04/02 Q1027 NOSIG
Station Zurich-Kloten
Date/Time 23 October 2021 22:50:00
Wind direction 30°
Wind speed 07 kts
Lowest cloud amount no clouds detected
Temperature 4°C
Dew point 2°C
Humidity 86%
QNH 1027 hPa
Weather condition n/a

International airport serving Zurich, Switzerland.


Oceanic or Humid Continental climate (Köppen Climate Classification Cfb/Dfb), with four distinct seasons.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LSZH

  • A319 / B737, Zurich Switzerland, 2002 (On 23 November 2002, an A319, landing on Rwy16 at Zurich Switzerland, narrowly missed collision with a B737-600 cleared for take off on an intersecting runway.)
  • A319, vicinity Zurich Switzerland, 2014 (On 17 October 2014, two recently type-qualified Airbus A319 pilots responded in a disorganised way after a sudden malfunction soon after take-off from Zurich required one engine to be shutdown. The return to land was flown manually and visually at an excessive airspeed and rate of descent with idle thrust on the remaining engine all the way to a touchdown which occurred without a landing clearance. The Investigation concluded that the poor performance of the pilots had been founded on a lack of prior analysis of the situation, poor CRM and non-compliance with system management and operational requirements.)
  • A320 / A139 vicinity Zurich Switzerland, 2012 (On 29 May 2012, a British Airways Airbus A320 departing Zürich and in accordance with its SID in a climbing turn received and promptly and correctly actioned a TCAS RA 'CLIMB'. The conflict which caused this was with an AW 139 also departing Zürich IFR in accordance with a SID but, as this aircraft was only equipped with a TAS to TCAS 1 standard, the crew independently determined from their TA that they should descend and did so. The conflict, in Class 'C' airspace, was attributed to inappropriate clearance issue by the TWR controller and their inappropriate separation monitoring thereafter.)
  • A320 / A320, Zurich Switzerland, 2011 (On 15 March 2011 two Swiss International Airlines’ Airbus A320 aircraft were cleared for simultaneous take off on intersecting runways at Zurich by the same controller. As both approached the intersection at high speed, the Captain of one saw the other and immediately rejected take off from 130 knots, stopping just at the edge of the intersection shortly after the other aircraft had flown low overhead unaware of the conflict. The Investigation noted a long history of similar incidents at Zurich and concluded that systemic failure of risk management had not been addressed by the air traffic control agency involved.)
  • A332 / RJ1H, vicinity Zurich Switzerland, 2004 (On 31 October 2004, a Loss of Separation occurred between an A330-200, on a low go-around from Rwy 14 at Zurich Switzerland, and an Avro RJ100 which had been cleared for take-off on Rwy 10 and was on a convergent flight path.)

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