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Shahjalal International Airport

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Name Shahjalal International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Bangladesh BD.gif
Location Kurmitola, Bangladesh
Serving Dhaka
Elevation 8.23 m
27 ft8.23 m
Coordinates 23° 50' 36.36" N, 90° 24' 10.53" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS

Observation VGHS 070930Z 34005KT 4000 HZ FEW100 29/14 Q1014 NOSIG
Station DHAKA
Date/Time 07 December 2019 09:30:00
Wind direction 340°
Wind speed 05 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 29°C
Dew point 14°C
Humidity 39%
QNH 1014 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Cumulonimbus

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, formerly known as Dacca International Airport and Zia International Airport (VGZR), is the largest airport in Bangladesh.


Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw)



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of VGHS

  • B772, Dhaka Bangladesh, 2018 (On 24 July 2018, a Boeing 777-200 making its second attempt to land at Dhaka in moderate to heavy rain partly left the runway during its landing roll and its right main landing gear sustained serious impact damage before the whole aircraft returned to the runway with its damaged gear assembly then causing runway damage. The Investigation attributed the excursion to the flight crew’s inadequate coordination during manual handling of the aircraft and noted both the immediate further approach in unchanged weather conditions and the decision to continue to a landing despite poor visibility instead of going around again.)
  • B773, Dhaka Bangladesh, 2016 (On 7 June 2016, a GE90-115B engined Boeing 777-300 made a high speed rejected takeoff on 3200 metre-long runway 14 at Dhaka after right engine failure was annunciated at 149KCAS - just below V1. Neither crew nor ATC requested a runway inspection and 12 further aircraft movements occurred before it was closed for inspection and recovery of 14 kg of debris. The Investigation found that engine failure had followed Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) contamination of some of the fuel nozzle valves which caused them to malfunction leading to Low Pressure Turbine (LPT) mechanical damage. The contaminant origin was not identified.)