Allama Iqbal International Airport
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|ICAO: OPLA – IATA: LHE|
|Name||Allama Iqbal International Airport|
|Region||Asia and Pacific|
|Elevation||212.75 m |
698 ft212.75 m
|Coordinates||31° 31' 13.56" N, 74° 24' 16.33" E|
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Allama Iqbal International Airport is the second-largest civil airport in Pakistan, serving Lahore, the capital of the Punjab province. Previously known as the Lahore International Airport until 2003, it was renamed after Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal.
Humid subtropical Climate/Winter-rainfall climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa).
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of OPLA
- B734, Lahore Pakistan, 2015 (On 3 November 2015, a Boeing 737-400 continued an unstabilised day approach to Lahore. When only the First Officer could see the runway at MDA, he took over from the Captain but the Captain took it back when subsequently sighting it. Finally, the First Officer took over again and landed after recognising that the aircraft was inappropriately positioned. Both main gear assemblies collapsed as the aircraft veered off the runway. The Investigation attributed the first collapse to the likely effect of excessive shimmy damper play and the second collapse to the effects of the first aggravated by leaving the runway.)