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Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport

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Name Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
Region North America
Territory Canada CA.gif
Location Riverside South, Ontario
Serving Ottawa
Elevation 113.995 m
374 ft
374 ft113.995 m
Coordinates 45° 19' 17.31" N, 75° 40' 15.69" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
4/22 1006 m3,300.525 ft
23 m75.459 ft
ASP yes/yes
7/25 2438 m7,998.688 ft
61 m200.131 ft
ASP yes/yes
14/32 3048 m10,000 ft
61 m200.131 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation CYOW 080900Z 16006KT 15SM FEW250 M12/M14 A3036 RMK CI1 CI TR FROIN SLP290
Station Ottawa Int'L. Ont.
Date/Time 08 December 2019 09:00:00
Wind direction 160°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Dew point
Humidity 84%
Weather condition n/a

Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport



Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport or Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, in Ottawa Ontario, Canada is located in Riverside South, 5.5 nm10,186 m
10.186 km
33,418.635 ft
south of downtown Ottawa.


Humid Continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) - Variable weather patterns and a large seasonal temperature variance. Summers are often warm and humid with frequent thunderstorms and winters can be very cold with frequent snowfall and persistent snow cover.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of CYOW

  • A139 / A30B, Ottawa Canada, 2014 (On 5 June 2014, an AW139 about to depart from its Ottawa home base on a positioning flight exceeded its clearance limit and began to hover taxi towards the main runway as an A300 was about to touch down on it. The TWR controller immediately instructed the helicopter to stop which it did, just clear of the runway. The A300 reached taxi speed just prior to the intersection. The Investigation attributed the error to a combination of distraction and expectancy and noted that the AW139 pilot had not checked actual or imminent runway occupancy prior to passing his clearance limit.)
  • DH8A, Ottawa Canada, 2003 (On 04 November 2003, the crew of a de Havilland DHC-8-100 which had been de/anti iced detected a pitch control restriction as rotation was attempted during take off from Ottawa and successfully rejected the take off from above V1. The Investigation concluded that the restriction was likely to have been the result of a remnant of clear ice migrating into the gap between one of the elevators and its shroud when the elevator was moved trailing edge up during control checks and observed that detection of such clear ice remnants on a critical surface wet with de-icing fluid was difficult.)
  • DH8C / P180, Ottawa ON Canada, 2013 (On 1 December 2013, a small aircraft taxing for departure at night was cleared to cross an active runway and did so as a DHC8 was taking off from the same runway. Separation was significant and there was no actual risk of collision. The Investigation found that the GND controller had issued clearance to the taxiing aircraft when he had responsibility for its whole taxi route but had neither updated the aircraft status system nor directly advised of the taxiing aircraft when passing responsibility for part of its cleared route to the TWR controller who therefore remained unaware of it.)