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St Gallen Altenrhein Airport

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Name St Gallen Altenrhein Airport
Region Europe
Territory Switzerland CH.gif
Location , Sankt Gallen
Serving Altenrhein
Elevation 398.069 m
1,306 ft
1,306 ft398.069 m
Type medium airport
Coordinates 47° 29' 6.12" N, 9° 33' 38.79" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
10/28 0 m0 ft
0 m0 ft
UNK yes/yes
10L/28R 600 m1,968.504 ft
23 m75.459 ft
10R/28L 1500 m4,921.26 ft
30 m98.425 ft
asphalt /

Observation LSZR 210720Z VRB02KT CAVOK 10/08 Q1012 NOSIG RMK D
Station Saint Gallen-Altenrhein
Date/Time 21 October 2020 07:20:00
Wind direction °
Wind speed 02 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 10°C
Dew point 8°C
Humidity 87%
QNH 1012 hPa
Weather condition n/a

St Gallen Altenrhein Airport



A small airport in Altenrhein in the Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland near Lake Constance.


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 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 LSZR

  • E55P, St Gallen-Altenrhein Switzerland, 2012 (On 6 August 2012 an Embraer Phenom 300 initiated a late go-around from an unstabilised ILS/DME approach at St. Gallen-Altenrhein. A second approach was immediately flown with a flap fault which had occurred during the first one and was also unstabilised with touchdown on a wet runway occurring at excessive speed. The aircraft could not be stopped before an overrun occurred during which a collision with a bus on the public road beyond the aerodrome perimeter was narrowly avoided. The aircraft was badly damaged but the occupants were uninjured. The outcome was attributed to the actions and inactions of the crew.)
  • F2TH / GLID, vicinity St Gallen-Altenrhein Switzerland, 2017 (On 15 October 2017, a Falcon 2000EX on base leg for an easterly ILS approach at St Gallen-Altenrhein came into close proximity with a reciprocal track glider at 5000 feet QNH in Class ‘E’ airspace in day VMC with neither aircraft seeing the other until just before their minimum separation - 0.35 nm horizontally and 131 feet vertically - occurred. The Investigation attributed the conflict to the lack of relevant traffic separation requirements in Class E airspace and to the glider not having its transponder switched on and not listening out with the relevant ATC Unit.)