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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

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

Observation VABB 192330Z 00000KT 3000 HZ NSC 26/24 Q1012 NOSIG
Station Bombay / Santacruz
Date/Time 19 October 2021 23:30:00
Wind direction
Wind speed 00 kts
Lowest cloud amount nil significant cloud
Temperature 26°C
Dew point 24°C
Humidity 88%
QNH 1012 hPa
Weather condition n/a


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


Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) - monthly mean temperatures above 18°C64.4 °F <br />291.15 K <br />524.07 °R <br />, 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.)
  • B738, Mumbai India, 2018 (On 10 July 2018, a Boeing 737-800 marginally overran the wet landing runway at Mumbai after the no 1 engine thrust reverser failed to deploy when full reverse was selected after a late touchdown following a stabilised ILS approach. The Investigation found that the overrun was the result of touchdown with almost 40% of the runway behind the aircraft followed by the failure of normal thrust reverser deployment when attempted due to a failed actuator in one of the reversers. The prevailing moderate rain and the likelihood that dynamic aquaplaning had occurred were identified as contributory.)
  • 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.)