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Melbourne Airport

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


METAR
Observation YMML 201130Z 21009KT 9999 BKN009 19/17 Q1016
Station Melbourne Airport
Date/Time 20 March 2019 11:30:00
Wind direction 210°
Wind speed 09 kts
Lowest cloud amount broken clouds
Temperature 19°C
Dew point 17°C
Humidity 88%
QNH 1016 hPa
Weather condition n/a

BS
Tag(s) Bird Strike
WX
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus

Melbourne Airport

ICAO: YMML IATA: MEL

Description

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

Climatology

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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