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|Region||Asia and Pacific|
|Location||Sochi, Krasnodar Krai|
|Coordinates||43° 26' 39.25" N, 39° 56' 36.03" E|
|Date/Time||16 April 2019 14:00:00|
|Lowest cloud amount||few clouds|
Sochi International Airport
ICAO: URSS IATA: URS
Airport located in Adler District of the resort city of Sochi situated at the Black Sea coast in Krasnodar Krai, Russia.
Humid “subtropical” climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) - characterized by hot, humid summers and cool winters. Significant amounts of precipitation occur in all seasons in most areas. Winter rainfall (and sometimes snowfall) is associated with large storms that the westerlies steer from west to east. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of URSS
- A320, vicinity Sochi Russia, 2006 (On 3 May 2006, an Airbus 320 crew failed to correctly fly a night IMC go around at Sochi and the aircraft crashed into the sea and was destroyed. The Investigation found that the crew failed to reconfigure the aircraft for the go around and, after having difficulties with the performance of an auto go-around, had disconnected the autopilot. Inappropriate control inputs, including simultaneous (summed) sidestick inputs by both pilots were followed by an EGPWS PULL UP Warning. There was no recovery and about a minute into the go around, a steep descent into the sea at 285 knots occurred.)