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Sittwe Airport

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VYSW
Airport
ICAO: VYSW – IATA: AKY
Summary
Name Sittwe Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Myanmar MM.gif
Location Sittwe, Rakhine
Serving Sittwe
Elevation 8.23 m
27 ft8.23 m
Coordinates 20° 8' 5.41" N, 92° 52' 23.30" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
11/29 1829 m6,000.656 ft
46 m150.919 ft
BIT /

Sittwe Airport is an airport in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar.

Climatology

Tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am)

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of VYSW

  • E145, Sittwe Myanmar, 2017 (On 18 September 2017, an Embraer 145EP made a hard landing at Sittwe on the first of four flights that day. Clearly evident damage from what FDR data showed had been at least a 4.2g touchdown was not noticed during the pre-flight external inspection or during the two subsequent flights. Extensive structural damage was only identified during a routine overnight inspection. It was noted that one of the inspections which failed to detect damage had been carried out by a licensed engineer and that the aircraft Captain had at no stage reported or recorded a suspected hard landing.)