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New Plymouth

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NZNP
Airport
ICAO: NZNP – IATA: NPL
Summary
Name New Plymouth
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory New Zealand NZ.gif
Location New Plymouth
Serving New Plymouth
Elevation 29.566 m
97 ft
97 ft29.566 m
Coordinates 39° 0' 28.25" S, 174° 10' 48.39" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
05L/23R 1310 m4,297.9 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP /
05R/23L 1000 m3,280.84 ft
30 m98.425 ft
GRS /
14/32 1200 m3,937.008 ft
40 m131.234 ft
GRS /

New Plymouth Airport

ICAO: NZNP IATA: NPL

Description

New Plymouth Airport serves the city of New Plymouth, and the surrounding region of Taranaki. It is on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island, and geographically, is the closest airport in the country to Australia. Locally speaking, it is 11 km5.94 nm
11,000 m
36,089.239 ft
from the city centre.

Climatology

Temperate Marine climate/Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). Moderately cool summer and comparatively warm winter with a temperature range of only 14°C57.2 °F
287.15 K
516.87 °R
.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of NZNP

  • SW4, New Plymouth New Zealand, 2009 (A visual approach by a Swearingen SA227 at New Plymouth was rushed and unstable with the distraction of a minor propeller speed malfunction and with un-actioned GPWS warnings caused by excessive sink and terrain closure rates. After a hard touchdown close to the beginning of the runway, directional control was lost and the aircraft left the runway to the side before continuing parallel to it for the rest of the landing roll.)