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Coolangatta/Gold Coast Airport

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Name Coolangatta/Gold Coast Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Australia AU.gif
Location Coolangatta, Queensland
Serving Coolangatta
Elevation 6.401 m
21 ft
21 ft6.401 m
Coordinates 28° 9' 54.22" S, 153° 30' 34.74" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
14/32 2042 m6,699.475 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP no/no
17/35 582 m1,909.449 ft
18 m59.055 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation YBCG 181130Z AUTO 24006KT 9999 // NCD 18/15 Q1018 RF00.0/000.0
Station Coolangatta Airport Aws
Date/Time 18 October 2019 11:30:00
Wind direction 240°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount no clouds detected
Temperature 18°C
Dew point 15°C
Humidity 82%
QNH 1018 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Serves the city of Coolangatta.


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 (and sometimes snowfall) is associated with large storms that the westerlies steer from west to east. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms and occasional tropical storms (hurricanes).



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of YBCG

  • A333, vicinity Gold Coast Queensland Australia, 2017 (On 3 July 2017, an Airbus A330-300 was climbing through 2,300 feet after a night takeoff from Gold Coast when the number 2 engine began to malfunction. As a cabin report of fire in the same engine was received, it failed and a diversion to Brisbane was made. The Investigation found that the engine failure was entirely attributable to the ingestion of a single medium-sized bird well within engine certification requirements. It was concluded that the failure was the result of a sufficiently rare combination of circumstances that it would be extremely unlikely for multiple engines to be affected simultaneously.)