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|Location||Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d' Azur|
|Coordinates||43° 26' 4.70" N, 5° 12' 59.72" E|
|Station||Marseille / Marignane|
|Date/Time||03 August 2020 13:30:00|
|Wind speed||24 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||clouds and visibility OK|
ICAO: LFML IATA: MRS
International airport serving Marseille.
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.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LFML
- A319 / AS32, vicinity Marseille France, 2016 (On 27 June 2016, an Airbus A319 narrowly avoided a mid-air collision with an AS532 Cougar helicopter whose single transponder had failed earlier whilst conducting a local pre-delivery test flight whilst both were positioning visually as cleared to land at Marseille and after the helicopter had also temporarily disappeared from primary radar. Neither aircraft crew had detected the other prior to their tracks crossing at a similar altitude. The Investigation attributed the conflict to an inappropriate ATC response to the temporary loss of radar contact with the helicopter aggravated by inaccurate position reports and non-compliance with the aerodrome circuit altitude by the helicopter crew.)