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Glasgow Prestwick Airport

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Name Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Region Europe
Territory United Kingdom GB.gif
Location Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Serving Glasgow
Elevation 19.812 m <br />65 ft <br />65 ft19.812 m <br />
Coordinates 55° 30' 20.61" N, 4° 35' 11.63" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
3/21 1829 m6,000.656 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
13/31 2987 m9,799.869 ft <br /> 46 m150.919 ft <br /> PEM yes/yes

Observation EGPK 160620Z 07004KT 9999 BKN025 07/06 Q1017
Station Prestwick Airport
Date/Time 16 October 2021 06:20:00
Wind direction 70°
Wind speed 04 kts
Lowest cloud amount broken clouds
Temperature 7°C
Dew point 6°C
Humidity 93%
QNH 1017 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Glasgow Prestwick



International airport serving south west Scotland and the Glasgow urban area, situated 50 km26.998 nm <br />50,000 m <br />164,041.995 ft <br /> from Glasgow city centre.


Temperate Marine climate/Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). Moderately cool summer and comparatively warm winter with a temperature range of only 14°C57.2 °F <br />287.15 K <br />516.87 °R <br />. Prevailing south-westerly winds from the Atlantic Ocean.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EGPK

  • B738, Prestwick UK, 2009 (On 23 December 2009, a Boeing 737-800 being operated by Irish airline Ryanair on a scheduled passenger flight from Dublin to Prestwick left the end of the destination runway in normal daylight visibility and the landing gear sunk into the adjacent wet grass after an attempt to brake on the icy surface prior to turning onto the designated exit taxiway was unsuccessful. The occupants left the aircraft via the forward airstairs onto the grass and then moved across to the paved surface of the taxiway and runway.)
  • B748, Prestwick UK, 2017 (On 30 March 2017, a significant amount of fuel was found to be escaping from a Boeing 747-8F as soon as it arrived on stand after landing at Prestwick and the fire service attended to contain the spill and manage the associated risk of fire and explosion. The Investigation found that the fuel had come from a Bell 412 helicopter that was part of the main deck cargo and that this had been certified as drained of fuel when it was not. The shipper’s procedures, in particular in respect of their agents in the matter, were found to be deficient.)
  • GLEX, Prestwick UK, 2014 (On 6 March 2014, a Bombardier Global 6000 being landed by a pilot using a HUD at night was mishandled to the extent that one wing was damaged by ground contact due to excessive pitch just before touchdown. During the Investigation, a Global 6000 operated by a different operator was similarly damaged during a night landing. The Investigation discovered that relevant operational documentation was inconsistent and pilot training had (in both cases) been inappropriate. These issues were resolved by a combination of aircraft manufacturer and aircraft operator action)