Comandante Gustavo Kraemer Airport

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Comandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional Comandante Gustavo Kraemer
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IATA: BGXICAO: SBBG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Bagé
Elevation AMSL 183 m / 600 ft
Coordinates 31°23′27″S 054°06′35″W / 31.39083°S 54.10972°W / -31.39083; -54.10972Coordinates: 31°23′27″S 054°06′35″W / 31.39083°S 54.10972°W / -31.39083; -54.10972
Website Infraero BGX
Map
BGX is located in Brazil
BGX
BGX
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,500 4,921 Concrete
14/32 1,149 3,770 Grass
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 2,001
Aircraft Operations 414
Metric tonnes of cargo 0
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website[2] ANAC[3]

Comandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport (IATA: BGXICAO: SBBG) is the airport serving Bagé, Brazil. It is named after Captain Gustavo Kraemer, founder and pilot of the airline SAVAG, killed on an air-crash in 1950.

It is operated by Infraero.

History[edit]

The airport opened on July 5, 1946. On February 8, 1952 the airport was renamed after Gustavo Kraemer, who on June 20, 1950 died on an air-crash while piloting an aircraft of SAVAG, an airline of which he was also president.

The airport is mainly dedicated to general aviation.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Currently no scheduled flights operate at this airport.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 7 April 1957: a Varig Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando registration PP-VCF operating a flight from Bagé to Porto Alegre crashed during take-off from Bagé following a fire developed in the left main gear wheel well and consequent technical difficulties. All 40 passenger and crew died.[4][5]

Access[edit]

The airport is located 9 km (6 mi) from downtown Bagé.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movimento operacional da rede Infraero de janeiro a dezembro de 2013" (in Portuguese). Infraero. February 4, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ "Accident description PP-VCF". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved May 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Incêndio sorrateiro". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928-1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 153–158. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 

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