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Montego Bay/Sangster International Airport

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Name Montego Bay/Sangster International Airport
Region South America and Caribbean
Territory Jamaica JM.gif
Location Montego Bay
Serving Montego Bay
Elevation 1.219 m
4 ft
4 ft1.219 m
Coordinates 18° 30' 4.29" N, 77° 54' 48.18" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
7/25 2662 m8,733.596 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation MKJS 181600Z 06018KT 9999 FEW022 29/23 Q1013
Station Montego Bay / Sangster
Date/Time 18 April 2019 16:00:00
Wind direction 60°
Wind speed 18 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 29°C
Dew point 23°C
Humidity 70%
QNH 1013 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Tropical Revolving Storm

Montego Bay/Sangster International Airport



International airport serving Montego Bay, Jamaica.


Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw)



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of MKJS

  • A319, Montego Bay Jamaica, 2014 (On 10 May 2014 the crew of an Airbus A319 failed to manage their daylight non-precision approach at destination effectively and it culminated in a very hard touchdown which exceeded landing gear design criteria. The Investigation concluded that the comprehensively poor performance of both pilots during the preparation for and execution of the approach could be attributed to both their repeated failure to follow SOPs and retain adequate situational awareness and to a failure of the aircraft operator to fully deliver effective training even though both this training and its SMS met relevant regulatory requirements and guidance.)
  • A332, Montego Bay Jamaica, 2008 (Prior to the departure of a Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A330-200 from Montego Bay Jamaica during the hours of darkness and in normal visibility on 28 October 2008, incorrect takeoff speeds had been input to the FMS by the flight crew without this being recognised. When rotation during take off was, as a consequence, initiated too early, the aircraft failed to become airborne as expected. The aircraft commander, acting as PF, quickly selected TOGA power and the aircraft became airborne before the end of the available runway had been reached and climbed away safely.)