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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 <br />4 ft <br />4 ft1.219 m <br />
Coordinates 18° 30' 4.29" N, 77° 54' 48.18" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
7/25 2662 m8,733.596 ft <br /> 46 m150.919 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation MKJS 251500Z 02006KT 9999 FEW022 30/23 Q1016
Station Montego Bay / Sangster
Date/Time 25 October 2021 15:00:00
Wind direction 20°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 30°C
Dew point 23°C
Humidity 66%
QNH 1016 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 (On 28 October 2008, an Airbus A330-200 could not be rotated for liftoff whist making a night takeoff from Montego Bay until the Captain had increased the reduced thrust set to TOGA, after which the aircraft became airborne prior to the end of the runway and climbed away normally. The Investigation found that the takeoff performance data used had been calculated for the flight by Company Despatch and the fact that it had been based on a takeoff weight which was 90 tonnes below the actual take off weight had not been noticed by any of the flight crew.)