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|ICAO: LIRA – IATA: CIA|
|Elevation||130.15 m |
427 ft130.15 m
|Coordinates||41° 47' 54.00" N, 12° 35' 48.00" E|
|Station||Roma / Ciampino|
|Date/Time||07 April 2020 09:20:00|
|Wind speed||02 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||clouds and visibility OK|
Secondary international airport serving Rome.
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 LIRA
- B738, Rome Ciampino Italy, 2008 (On 10 November 2008, a Boeing 737-800 about to land at Rome Ciampino Airport flew through a large and dense flock of starlings, which appeared from below the aircraft. After the crew had made an unsuccessful attempt to go around, they lost control due to malfunction of both engines when full thrust was applied and a very hard impact half way along the runway caused substantial damage to the aircraft. The Investigation concluded that the Captain’s decision to attempt a go around after the encounter was inappropriate and that bird risk management measures at the airport had been inadequate.)