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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

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VABB
Airport
ICAO: VABB – IATA: BOM
Summary
Name Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory India IN.gif
Location Mumbai, Maharashtra
Serving Mumbai
Elevation 11.278 m
37 ft
37 ft11.278 m
Coordinates 19° 5' 25.72" N, 72° 52' 1.66" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
9/27 3445 m11,302.493 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes
14/32 2925 m9,596.457 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation VABB 261430Z 28008KT 4000 FU NSC 32/15 Q1010 NOSIG
Station Bombay / Santacruz
Date/Time 26 March 2019 14:30:00
Wind direction 280°
Wind speed 08 kts
Lowest cloud amount nil significant cloud
Temperature 32°C
Dew point 15°C
Humidity 35%
QNH 1010 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Description

International airport serving the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India.

Climatology

Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) - monthly mean temperatures above 18°C64.4 °F
291.15 K
524.07 °R
, and a pronounced dry season. A Tropical Savanna climate has more pronounced dry seasons than a Tropical Monsoon climate.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of VABB

  • A319, Mumbai India, 2013 (On 12 April 2013, an Airbus A319 landed without clearance on a runway temporarily closed for routine inspection after failing to check in with TWR following acceptance of the corresponding frequency change. Two vehicles on the runway saw the aircraft approaching on short final and successfully vacated. The Investigation concluded that the communication failure was attributable entirely to the Check Captain who was in command of the flight involved and was acting as 'Pilot Monitoring'. It was considered that the error was probably attributable to the effects of operating through the early hours during which human alertness is usually reduced.)
  • AT72, Mumbai India, 2009 (On 10 November 2010, a Kingfisher Airlines ATR 72-200 made an excessively steep and unstabilised tailwind approach in light rain to runway 27 at Mumbai in visual daylight conditions. After touching down late, the aircraft was steered off the side of the runway when it became obvious that an overrun would otherwise occur. The Investigation found that ATC had failed to advise of water patches on the runway and aquaplaning had occurred. It also found that without aquaplaning, the available distance from the actual touchdown point would have been sufficient to stop the aircraft in.)
  • B744, Mumbai India, 2009 (On 4 September 2009, a Boeing 744-400 being operated by Air India on a delayed scheduled passenger flight from Mumbai to Riyadh was awaiting take off in normal daylight when ATC advised that there was a fuel leak from the left side, that a fire had started and that the engines should be shut down. An emergency cabin evacuation was carried out using exits on the right hand side and there were 21 minor injuries to the 213 passengers with all 16 crew escaping without injury. The fire on the left hand side was quickly extinguished by the RFFS and aircraft damage was confined to that area.)
  • B752, Mumbai India, 2010 (On 9 June 2010, a Boeing B757-200 being operated by Chennai-based Blue Dart Aviation on a scheduled cargo flight from Mumbai to Bangalore lined up and commenced a night take off in normal ground visibility aligned with the right hand runway edge lights of 45 metre wide runway 27. ATC were not advised of the error and corrective action and once airborne, the aircraft completed the intended flight without further event. A ground engineer at Bangalore then discovered damage to the right hand landing gear assembly including one of the brake units. After being alerted, the Mumbai Airport Authorities discovered a number of broken runway edge lights.)