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Sint Maarten/Princess Juliana International Airport

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Name Sint Maarten/Princess Juliana International Airport
Region South America and Caribbean
Territory Aruba AW.gif
Location Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten
Serving Philipsburg
Elevation 3.962 m
13 ft
13 ft3.962 m
Coordinates 18° 2' 29.31" N, 63° 6' 40.80" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
9/27 2349 m7,706.693 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP no/no
10/28 2180 m7,152.231 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASPH-CONC yes/yes

Observation TNCM 261800Z 12005KT 9999 FEW014 BKN032 27/23 Q1015 NOSIG
Station Juliana Airport, Saint Maarten
Date/Time 26 January 2020 18:00:00
Wind direction 120°
Wind speed 05 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 27°C
Dew point 23°C
Humidity 78%
QNH 1015 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Princess Juliana International Airport also known as Sint Maarten International Airport serves the Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin. There is also an airport on the French side of the island near Marigot, called Aéroport de Grand Case or L'Espérance Airport.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of TNCM

  • B738, Sint Maarten Eastern Caribbean, 2017 (On 7 March 2017, a Boeing 737-800 crew making a daylight non-precision approach at Sint Maarten continued it without having established the required visual reference to continue beyond the missed approach point and then only realised that they had visually ‘identified’ a building as the runway when visibility ahead suddenly improved. At this point the approach ground track was corrected but the premature descent which had inadvertently been allowed to occur was not noticed and only after the second of two EGPWS Alerts was a go-around initiated at 40 feet above the sea.)
  • SH36, vicinity Sint Maarten Eastern Caribbean, 2014 (On 29 October 2014, a Shorts SD 3-60 ceased its climb out soon after take-off and was subsequently found to have descended into the sea at increasing speed with the impact destroying the aircraft. The Investigation found that the aircraft had been airworthy prior to the crash and, noting a dark night departure and a significant authority gradient on the fight deck, concluded that the pilot flying had probably experienced a somatogravic illusion as the aircraft accelerated during flap retraction and made a required left turn. The extent of any intervention by the other pilot could not be determined.)