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Kandahar International Airport

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OAKN
Airport
ICAO: OAKN – IATA: KDH
Summary
Name Kandahar International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Afghanistan AF.gif
Location Kandahar, Kandahar
Serving Kandahar
Elevation 1,017.118 m
3,337 ft
3,337 ft1,017.118 m
Type medium airport
Coordinates 31° 30' 23.29" N, 65° 50' 56.98" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
5/23 3210 m10,531.496 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation OAKN 201759Z 00000KT 9000 HZ FEW140 SCT150 26/05 A2983 RMK AO2A SLP047 WND DATA ESTMD Q1011 PA3378 DA5374 T02550050 10331 20304 51013
Station KANDAHAR INTL AR
Date/Time 20 April 2019 17:59:00
Wind direction
Wind speed 00 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 25.5°C
Dew point 5°C
Humidity 26%
QNH hPa
Weather condition n/a

RE
Tag(s) Hot and High Operations

Kandahar International Airport

ICAO: OAKN IATA: KDH

Description

Kandahar International Airport (more commonly known as Kandahar Airport) is located 16 km8.639 nm
16,000 m
52,493.438 ft
south-east of Kandahar City in Afghanistan.

Climatology

Cold Semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk). Hot, sometimes extremely hot summers and cold, sometimes very cold winters. Some snowfall during the winter. Areas featuring cold semi-arid climates are sometimes subject to major temperature swings during a 24 hour period.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of OAKN

  • MD83, Kandahar Afghanistan, 2012 (On 24 January 2012, a Swiftair Boeing MD83 about to touch down on runway 05 at Kandahar lost alignment with the extended runway centreline when initiating the daylight landing flare for a landing and a corrective roll resulted in the right wing tip striking the ground 20 metres prior to the runway threshold before completing the landing. The Investigation found that the prior approach had been unstable both at the prescribed ‘gate’ and thereafter and should have led to a go around. It was also found that neither the operator nor the crew were authorised to make the GPS approach used.)
  • NIM, vicinity Kandahar Afghanistan, 2006 (On 2 September 2006, a UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Nimrod, engaged in operations over Afghanistan experienced a fuel-fed bomb bay fire shortly after completing air-to-air refuelling. The fire spread and the aircraft exploded in flight before the crew were able to land at Kandahar. The Investigation concluded that the fuel leak had been the result of a series of systemic failures to ensure continued airworthiness of the aircraft type.)