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|ICAO: UAAA – IATA: ALA|
|Name||Almaty International Airport|
|Region||Asia and Pacific|
|Elevation|| 680.923 m |
|Coordinates||43° 21' 5.6904", 77° 2' 10.6034"|
|Date/Time||23 January 2018 00:00:00|
|Lowest cloud amount||overcast|
Almaty International Airport
ICAO: UAAA IATA: ALA
International airport serving the city of Almaty.
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.
Terrain is virtually flat to the north of the airport. However, it rises very rapidly to the south of the extended runway centerline reaching heights of greater than 5000m within 20nm.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of UAAA
- CL60, Almaty Kazakstan, 2007 (On 26 December 2007, the crew of a Bombardier Challenger 604 which had received a 2-stage ground de/anti icing treatment lost roll control as the aircraft got airborne from a snow-covered runway at Almaty in freezing mist and light snow conditions and it crashed within the airport perimeter before continuing through the perimeter fence and catching fire. The Investigation concluded that the loss of control was probably caused by contamination of the wing leading edge with frozen deposits during the take off roll as a result of the crew's decision not to select wing anti-ice on contrary to applicable procedures.)