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Norfolk Island Airport

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YSNF
Airport
ICAO: YSNF – IATA: NLK
Summary
Name Norfolk Island Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Australia AU.gif
Location Norfolk Island, External territory of Australia
Serving Norfolk Island
Elevation 113.081 m
371 ft
371 ft113.081 m
Coordinates 29° 2' 33.00" S, 167° 56' 17.00" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
4/22 1435 m4,708.005 ft
30 m98.425 ft
ASP yes/yes
11/29 1950 m6,397.638 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP no/no


METAR
Observation YSNF 242200Z AUTO 13005KT 9999 // SCT031 SCT036 BKN042 20/14 Q1021
Station Norfolk Island Airport
Date/Time 24 April 2019 22:00:00
Wind direction 130°
Wind speed 05 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 20°C
Dew point 14°C
Humidity 68%
QNH 1021 hPa
Weather condition n/a

WX
Tag(s) Tropical Revolving Storm

Norfolk Island Airport is the only airport on Norfolk Island, an external territory of Australia. The island is located in the Pacific Ocean between Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia.

Climatology

Temperate Marine climate/Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). Moderately cool summer and comparatively warm winter. The temperature almost never falls below 10 °C (50 °F) or rises above 26 °C (79 °F).

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of YSNF

  • WW24, vicinity Norfolk Island South Pacific, 2009 (On 18 November 2009, an IAI Westwind on a medevac mission failed to make a planned night landing at Norfolk Island in unanticipated adverse weather and was intentionally ditched offshore because of insufficient fuel to reach the nearest alternate. The fuselage broke in two on water contact but all six occupants escaped from the rapidly sinking wreckage and were eventually rescued. The Investigation initially completed in 2012 was reopened after concerns about its conduct and a new Final Report in 2017 confirmed that the direct cause was flawed crew decision-making but also highlighted ineffective regulatory oversight and inadequate Operator procedures.)