Coolangatta/Gold Coast Airport
From SKYbrary Wiki
|ICAO: YBCG – IATA: OOL|
|Name||Coolangatta/Gold Coast Airport|
|Region||Asia and Pacific|
|Elevation||6.401 m |
21 ft6.401 m
|Coordinates||28° 9' 54.22" S, 153° 30' 34.74" E|
|Station||Coolangatta Airport Aws|
|Date/Time||24 January 2019 04:00:00|
|Wind speed||10 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||no clouds detected|
Serves the city of Coolangatta.
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).
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.)