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Kualanamu International Airport

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Name Kualanamu International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Indonesia ID.gif
Location Deli Serdang, Sumatra
Serving Medan
Elevation 7.01 m
23 ft7.01 m
Coordinates 3° 37' 52.33" N, 98° 52' 30.26" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
5/23 2900 m9,514.436 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation WIMM 081500Z 25003KT 6000 SCT017 26/25 Q1013 NOSIG
Station Medan / Polonia
Date/Time 08 December 2019 15:00:00
Wind direction 250°
Wind speed 03 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 26°C
Dew point 25°C
Humidity 94%
QNH 1013 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Cumulonimbus
Volcanic Ash

International Airport serving the city of Medan, Indonesia, about 26 km14.039 nm
26,000 m
85,301.837 ft
east of the city.


Tropical Rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af)



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of WIMM

  • AT75 / B739, Medan Indonesia, 2017 (On 3 August 2017, a Boeing 737-900ER landing at Medan was in wing-to-wing collision as it touched down with an ATR 72-500 which had entered the same runway to depart at an intermediate point. Substantial damage was caused but both aircraft could be taxied clear. The Investigation concluded that the ATR 72 had entered the runway at an opposite direction without clearance after its incomplete readback had gone unchallenged by ATC. Controllers appeared not to have realized that a collision had occurred despite warnings of runway debris and the runway was not closed until other aircraft also reported debris.)
  • B732, Medan Indonesia, 2005 (On 5 September 2005, a Boeing 737-200 being operated by Mandala Airlines on a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Medan, Indonesia to Jakarta failed to become properly airborne during the attempted take off from from runway 23 in day VMC and, after failing to remain airborne, overran the end of the runway at speed finally coming to a stop outside the airport perimeter. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a subsequent fire and 100 of the 117 occupants were killed and 15 seriously injured. The aircraft collided with residential property, vehicles and various other obstructions and as a result a further 49 people on the ground were killed and a further 26 seriously injured.)