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Sao Paulo/Congonhas Airport

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Name Sao Paulo/Congonhas Airport
Region South America and Caribbean
Territory Brazil BR.gif
Location Congonhas, São Paulo
Serving São Paulo
Elevation 801.929 m
2,631 ft
2,631 ft801.929 m
Coordinates 23° 37' 34.00" S, 46° 39' 23.00" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
17L/35R 1435 m4,708.005 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes
17R/35L 1940 m6,364.829 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation SBSP 181600Z 32017KT CAVOK 33/09 Q1012
Station Sao Paulo/Congonhas Aeroporto
Date/Time 18 September 2019 16:00:00
Wind direction 320°
Wind speed 17 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 33°C
Dew point 9°C
Humidity 22%
QNH 1012 hPa
Weather condition n/a

São Paulo/Congonhas Airport Portuguese pronunciation: is one of the four commercial airports serving São Paulo, Brazil.


Humid “subtropical” climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa)



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of SBSP

  • A320, São Paulo Congonhas Brazil, 2007 (On 17 July 2007, the commander of a TAM Airlines Airbus A320 being operated with one thrust reverser locked out was unable to stop the aircraft leaving the landing runway at Congonhas at speed and it hit buildings and was destroyed by the impact and fire which followed killing all on board and others on the ground. The investigation attributed the accident to pilot failure to realise that the thrust lever of the engine with the locked out reverser was above idle, which by design then prevented both the deployment of ground spoilers and the activation of the pre-selected autobrake.)