Along Airport

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Along Airport
आलोएनजी हवाई अड्डे
IATA: IXVICAO: VEAN
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Indian Air Force
Serves Along, Arunachal Pradesh
Elevation AMSL 900 ft / 274 m
Coordinates 28°10′31″N 094°48′07″E / 28.17528°N 94.80194°E / 28.17528; 94.80194
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 3,000 914 Asphalt

Along Airport (IATA: IXVICAO: VEAN) also known as Aalo Airport is located at Along in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India.

The Government of Arunachal Pradesh handed over the airstrip to the Ministry of Defence in June 2009.[1] The government has proposed to operationalise a civil enclave at the airport.[2]

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) had sent a report to the state government and the Indian Air Force in July 2011 for the removal of obstacles around the aerodrome for safe flight operations and cited a requirement of seven acres of land for the development of the civil enclave.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

No scheduled commercial air service at this time.

Incidents[edit]

On 7 April 1964, a Kalinga Airlines Dacota overshot the runway and caught fire. There were no casualties, though the aircraft was damaged beyond economic repair.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IAF plane with 13 lost in Arunachal, crash feared". The Indian Express. 10 June 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Govt considering setting up of 3 greenfield airports in NE". The Hindu Businessline. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Greenfield Airport draft masterplan ready: Minister". The Times of India. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-10-DK VT-CMD Along". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 

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