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Naha Airport

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Name Naha Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Japan JP.gif
Location Naha, Okinawa Prefecture
Serving Naha
Elevation 3.353 m11 ft3.353 m
Coordinates 26° 12' 23.616", 127° 39' 2.4408"
Close to East China Sea
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
18/36 2999 m9,839.239 ft 46 m150.919 ft ASP yes/yes

Observation ROAH 130600Z 35018KT 9999 FEW020 SCT025 BKN035 23/16 Q1013
Station Naha Airport
Date/Time 13 November 2018 06:00:00
Wind direction 350°
Wind speed 18 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 23°C
Dew point 16°C
Humidity 64%
QNH 1013 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Tropical Revolving Storm

Naha Airport is located on the Island of Okinawa 4 km2.16 nm
4,000 m
13,123.36 ft
west of the centre of Naha. The airport is a joint civil and military base. The airport is in close proximity to the USAF base at Kadena and the USMC base at Futenma. The extended centrelines of both of these airfields intersect the approach to RWY 18 at Naha and this restricts and influences the types of approach available.


Humid Sub-tropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa)

Occasional Typhoons coming from South China Sea.



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of ROAH

  • A319 / A320, Naha Okinawa Japan, 2012 (On 5 July 2012, an Airbus A319 entered its departure runway at Naha without clearance ahead of an A320 already cleared to land on the same runway. The A320 was sent around. The Investigation concluded that the A319 crew - three pilots including one with sole responsibility for radio communications and a commander supervising a trainee Captain occupying the left seat - had misunderstood their clearance and their incorrect readback had not been detected by the TWR controller. It was concluded that the controller's non-use of a headset had contributed to failure to detect the incorrect readback.)
  • A320, vicinity Naha Okinawa Japan, 2014 (On 28 April 2014, an Airbus A320 making a precision radar approach at Naha in IMC began descent from 1,000 feet QNH at 6nm from touchdown with the autopilot engaged and continued it until successive EGPWS 'PULL UP' Warnings occurred soon after the radar controller had advised four miles from touchdown. Minimum recorded radio height was 242 feet with neither the sea nor the runway in sight. The Investigation noted ineffective alerting by the First Officer, the radar controller's failure to notice the error until just before the EGPWS Warnings and the absence of MSAW annunciations at the controller's position.)
  • B738, Naha Japan, 2007 (On 20 August 2007, as a Boeing 737-800 being operated by China Airlines on a scheduled passenger flight arrived on the designated nose-in parking stand at destination Naha, Japan in daylight and normal visibility, fuel began to leak from the right wing near to the engine pod and ignited. An evacuation was quickly initiated and all 165 occupants including 8 crew members were able to leave the aircraft before it was engulfed by the fire, which spread rapidly and led to the destruction of the aircraft and major damage to the apron surface. As the stand was not adjacent to the terminal and not served by an air bridge, there was no damage to structures. All occupants had left the aircraft before the Airport RFFS arrived at the scene.)