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Coolangatta/Gold Coast Airport

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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
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

Observation YBCG 192030Z AUTO 21009KT 9999 // BKN047 19/14 Q1016 RF00.0/000.0
Station Coolangatta Airport Aws
Date/Time 19 October 2020 20:30:00
Wind direction 210°
Wind speed 09 kts
Lowest cloud amount broken clouds
Temperature 19°C
Dew point 14°C
Humidity 72%
QNH 1016 hPa
Weather condition n/a

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).



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of YBCG

  • A320, Gold Coast QLD Australia, 2017 (On 18 December 2017, an A320 crew found that only one thrust reverser deployed when the reversers were selected shortly after touchdown but were able to retain directional control. The Investigation found that the aircraft had been released to service in Adelaide with the affected engine reverser lockout pin in place. This error was found to have occurred in a context of multiple failures to follow required procedures during the line maintenance intervention involved for which no mitigating factors of any significance could be identified. A corrective action after a previous similar event at the same maintenance facility was also found not to have been fully implemented.)
  • 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.)