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|Coordinates||27° 55' 53.50" N, 15° 23' 8.81" W|
|Station||Gran Canaria - Canary Islands|
|Date/Time||26 February 2020 12:00:00|
|Wind speed||21 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||few clouds|
Low Level Turbulence
Gran Canaria Airport
ICAO: GCLP IATA: LPA
International airport serving Las Palmas and the island of Gran Canaria.
Dry-summer subtropical ”Mediterranean" climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) - characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. During the summer, subtropical high pressure cells dominate, making rainfall unlikely except for the occasional thunderstorm. In the winter, periodic storms bring rain (snow at higher elevations).
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of GCLP
- B737, Gran Canaria Spain, 2016 (On 7 January 2016, a Boeing 737-700 was inadvertently cleared by ATC to take off on a closed runway. The take-off was commenced with a vehicle visible ahead at the runway edge. When ATC realised the situation, a 'stop' instruction was issued and the aircraft did so after travelling approximately 740 metres. Investigation attributed the controller error to "lost situational awareness". It also noted prior pilot and controller awareness that the runway used was closed and that the pilots had, on the basis of the take-off clearance crossed a lit red stop bar to enter the runway without explicit permission.)