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|Coordinates||29° 58' 55.01" N, 95° 20' 26.21" W|
|Station||Houston, Houston Intercontinental Airport|
|Date/Time||17 February 2020 03:37:00|
|Wind speed||07 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||scattered clouds|
|Tag(s)||Parallel Runway Operation|
|Tag(s)||Tropical Revolving Storm|
Houston/George Bush Intercontinental Airport
ICAO: KIAH IATA: IAH
International airport serving Houston Texas.
Humid “subtropical” climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) - characterized by hot, humid summers and cool winters. Significant amounts of precipitation occur in all seasons in most areas. Winter rainfall (and sometimes snowfall) is associated with large storms that the westerlies steer from west to east. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms and occasional tropical storms (hurricanes).
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KIAH
- B773, vicinity Houston TX USA, 2014 (On 3 July 2014, a Boeing 777-300 departing Houston came within 200 feet vertically and 0.61nm laterally of another aircraft after climbing significantly above the Standard Instrument Departure Procedure (SID) stop altitude of 4,000 feet believing clearance was to FL310. The crew responded to ATC avoiding action to descend and then disregarded TCAS 'CLIMB' and subsequently LEVEL OFF RAs which followed. The Investigation found that an inadequate departure brief, inadequate monitoring by the augmented crew and poor communication with ATC had preceded the SID non-compliance and that the crew should have followed the TCAS RAs issued.)