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Gran Canaria

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GCLP
Airport
ICAO: GCLP
Summary
Name Gran Canaria
Region Europe
Territory Canary Islands ES.gif
Location Gran Canaria
Serving
Coordinates 27° 55' 53.50" N, 15° 23' 8.81" W
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
03L/21R 3100 m10,170.604 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes
03R/21L 3100 m10,170.604 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation GCLP 181700Z 02018KT 9999 FEW023 25/17 Q1016 NOSIG
Station Gran Canaria - Canary Islands
Date/Time 18 September 2019 17:00:00
Wind direction 20°
Wind speed 18 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 25°C
Dew point 17°C
Humidity 61%
QNH 1016 hPa
Weather condition n/a

RE
Tag(s) Crosswind Landings
WX
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus
Low Level Turbulence

Gran Canaria Airport

ICAO: GCLP IATA: LPA

Description

International airport serving Las Palmas and the island of Gran Canaria.

Climatology

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).

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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.)