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Melbourne Airport

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Name Melbourne Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Australia AU.gif
Location Tullamarine, Victoria
Serving Melbourne
Elevation 132.283 m <br />434 ft <br />434 ft132.283 m <br />
Coordinates 37° 40' 10.97" S, 144° 50' 54.54" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
9/27 2286 m7,500 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
16/34 3657 m11,998.032 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation YMML 180400Z 26020KT 9999 FEW020 SCT045 12/08 Q1014
Station Melbourne Airport
Date/Time 18 September 2021 04:00:00
Wind direction 260°
Wind speed 20 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 12°C
Dew point 8°C
Humidity 76%
QNH 1014 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Bird Strike
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus

Melbourne Airport



Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne and the second busiest in Australia.


Mild temperate oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). Melbourne is known for its changeable weather conditions caused by the city's location on the boundary of the very hot inland areas and the cold southern ocean. Cold fronts in the spring and summer months can be associated with severe weather.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of YMML

  • A320, vicinity Melbourne Australia, 2007 (On 21 July 2007, an Airbus A320-232 being operated by Australian Operator Jetstar Airways and on final approach to Melbourne after a passenger flight from Christchurch, New Zealand intended to make a go around after the required visual reference at Decision Altitude was not available, but the intended action was mis-managed such that safe control of the aircraft was temporarily lost. Recovery was achieved and there were no further abnormalities of flight during a second missed approach at Melbourne or the subsequent diversion to Avalon.)
  • A332, vicinity Melbourne Australia, 2013 (On 8 March 2013, the crew of a Qantas A330 descended below controlled airspace and to 600 feet agl when still 9nm from the landing runway at Melbourne in day VMC after mismanaging a visual approach flown with the AP engaged. An EGWS Terrain Alert was followed by an EGPWS PULL UP Warning and a full recovery manoeuvre was flown. The Investigation found degraded situational awareness had followed inappropriate use of Flight Management System)
  • A345, Melbourne Australia, 2009 (On 20 March 2009 an Airbus A340-500, operated by Emirates, commenced a take-off roll for a normal reduced-thrust take-off on runway 16 at Melbourne Airport. The attempt to get the aircraft airborne resulted in a tail strike and an overrun because insufficient thrust had been set based upon an incorrect flight crew data entry.)
  • B744 / B763, Melbourne Australia, 2006 (On 2 February 2006, a Boeing 747-400 was taxiing for a departure at Melbourne Airport. At the same time, a Boeing 767-300 was stationary on taxiway Echo and waiting in line to depart from runway 16. The left wing tip of the Boeing 747 collided with the right horizontal stabiliser of the Boeing 767 as the first aircraft passed behind. Both aircraft were on scheduled passenger services from Melbourne to Sydney. No one was injured during the incident.)
  • B763, Melbourne Australia, 2006 (On 3 August 2006, a Qantas Boeing 767-300 encountered a large flock of birds during rotation and sustained multiple strikes on many parts of the aircraft. Left engine vibration immediately increased but as reducing thrust also reduced the vibration, it was decided following consultation with maintenance to continue to the planned destination, Sydney.)

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