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Ireland West Airport Knock

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EIKN
Airport
ICAO: EIKN
Summary
Name Ireland West Airport Knock
Region Europe
Territory Ireland IE.gif
Location Charlestown, County Mayo
Serving
Coordinates 53° 54' 50.91" N, 8° 48' 38.87" W
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
9/27 2300 m7,545.932 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation EIKN 191630Z 15008KT 130V190 9999 FEW015 06/05 Q1004 NOSIG
Station Connaught
Date/Time 19 November 2019 16:30:00
Wind direction 150°
Wind speed 08 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 6°C
Dew point 5°C
Humidity 93%
QNH 1004 hPa
Weather condition n/a

BS
Tag(s) Bird Strike

Ireland West Airport

ICAO: EIKN IATA: NOC

Description

Ireland West Airport Knock (Irish: Aerfort Iarthar Éireann) is an airport located 3 NM south-west of Charlestown, County Mayo, Ireland. The airport was formerly known as Knock International Airport, Connacht Regional Airport, and Horan International Airport.

Climatology

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
287.15 K
516.87 °R
. Prevailing south-westerly winds from the Atlantic Ocean.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EIKN

  • B738, Knock Ireland, 2009 (On 19 October 2009, a Boeing 737-300 being operated by British Midland subsidiary bmibaby on a scheduled passenger flight from Knock (also more recently known as ‘Ireland West’) to Manchester encountered a large flock of medium-sized birds during rotation for take off in normal day visibility and engine malfunction followed. Increasing engine vibration during the climb led to the decision to divert to Shannon, which was completed without further event. There were no injuries to the 133 occupants or anyone on the ground.)