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Taipei/Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

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RCTP
Airport
ICAO: RCTP – IATA: TPE
Summary
Name Taipei/Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Taiwan TW.gif
Location Taoyuan, Northern Taiwan
Serving Taipei
Elevation 36.271 m
119 ft
119 ft36.271 m
Type large airport
Coordinates 25° 4' 47.20" N, 121° 14' 0.36" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
5/23 3660 m12,007.874 ft
60 m196.85 ft
CON no/no
6/24 3350 m10,990.814 ft
60 m196.85 ft
CON no/no


METAR
Observation RCTP 150030Z 06021G32KT 9999 FEW020 25/17 Q1022 NOSIG RMK A3019
Station Chiang Kai Shek
Date/Time 15 October 2019 00:30:00
Wind direction 60°
Wind speed 21 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 25°C
Dew point 17°C
Humidity 61%
QNH 1022 hPa
Weather condition n/a

LOS
Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation
WX
Tag(s) Tropical Revolving Storm

Taiwan/Taoyuan International Airport

ICAO: RCTP IATA: TPE

Description

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is an international airport located in Dayuan Township, Taoyuan County, Taiwan. It is one of three Taiwanese airports with regular international flights. Opened in 1979, the airport was known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport until the name was changed in 2006 to its current name.

Climatology

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 is associated with large storms.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of RCTP

  • B744, Taipei Taiwan, 2000 (On 31 October 2000, the crew of a Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 taxiing for a night departure at Taipei in reduced (but not 'low') visibility with an augmenting crew member present on the flight deck failed to follow their correctly-confirmed taxi instructions and commenced take off on a partially closed runway. The subsequent collision with construction equipment and resultant severe post crash fire destroyed the aircraft killing over half the 170 occupants and injured 71 others. All three flight crew survived.)