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Sharjah International Airport

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OMSJ
Airport
ICAO: OMSJ – IATA: SHJ
Summary
Name Sharjah International Airport
Region Middle East
Territory United Arab Emirates AE.gif
Location Sharjah
Serving Sharjah
Elevation 33.833 m
111 ft
111 ft33.833 m
Coordinates 25° 19' 45.00" N, 55° 30' 58.00" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
12/30 4060 m13,320.21 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation OMSJ 111000Z 27008KT CAVOK 29/14 Q1012
Station Sharjah International Airport
Date/Time 11 April 2019 10:00:00
Wind direction 270°
Wind speed 08 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 29°C
Dew point 14°C
Humidity 39%
QNH 1012 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Sharjah International Airport

ICAO: OMSJ IATA: SHJ

Description

International airport serving the emirate of Sharjah.

Climatology

Hot Desert Climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) - Hot desert climates are typically found in the subtropics where there is unbroken sunshine for the whole year due to the stable descending air and high pressure, little or no precipitation. Maximum temperatures of 40°C to 45°C are not uncommon, particularly during the warmer months of the year.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of OMSJ

  • B734, Sharjah UAE, 2015 (On 24 September 2015, a Boeing 737-400 cleared for a night take-off from Sharjah took off from the parallel taxiway. The controller decided that since the taxiway was sterile and the aircraft speed was unknown, the safest option was to allow the take-off to continue. The Investigation noted that the taxiway used had until a year previously been the runway, becoming a parallel taxiway only when a new runway had been opened alongside it. It was noted that the controller had "lost visual watch" on the aircraft and regained it only once the aircraft was already at speed.)
  • F27, vicinity Sharjah UAE, 2004 (On 10 February 2004, a Fokker F27 operated by Kish Airlines, crashed on approach to Sharjah, UAE, as a result of loss of control caused by selection of both propellers to the ground range in flight.)