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Coolangatta/Gold Coast Airport

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YBCG
Airport
ICAO: YBCG – IATA: OOL
Summary
Name Coolangatta/Gold Coast Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Australia AU.gif
Location Coolangatta, Queensland
Serving Coolangatta
Elevation 6.401 m
21 ft
21 ft6.401 m
Coordinates 28° 9' 54.22" S, 153° 30' 34.74" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
14/32 2042 m6,699.475 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP no/no
17/35 582 m1,909.449 ft
18 m59.055 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation YBCG 210300Z AUTO 11013KT 9999 // SCT052 29/21 Q1013
Station Coolangatta Airport Aws
Date/Time 21 March 2019 03:00:00
Wind direction 110°
Wind speed 13 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 29°C
Dew point 21°C
Humidity 62%
QNH 1013 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Serves the city of Coolangatta.

Climatology

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 and occasional tropical storms (hurricanes).

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of YBCG

  • A333, vicinity Gold Coast Queensland Australia, 2017 (On 3 July 2017, an Airbus A330-300 was climbing through 2,300 feet after a night takeoff from Gold Coast when the number 2 engine began to malfunction. As a cabin report of fire in the same engine was received, it failed and a diversion to Brisbane was made. The Investigation found that the engine failure was entirely attributable to the ingestion of a single medium-sized bird well within engine certification requirements. It was concluded that the failure was the result of a sufficiently rare combination of circumstances that it would be extremely unlikely for multiple engines to be affected simultaneously.)