Comandante Gustavo Kraemer Airport
|Comandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional Comandante Gustavo Kraemer
|IATA: BGX – ICAO: SBBG|
|Elevation AMSL||183 m / 600 ft|
|Metric tonnes of cargo||0|
Sources: Airport Website ANAC
Comandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport (IATA: BGX, ICAO: 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.
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
Currently no scheduled flights operate at this airport.
Accidents and incidents
- 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.
The airport is located 9 km (6 mi) from downtown Bagé.
- "Movimento operacional da rede Infraero de janeiro a dezembro de 2013" (in Portuguese). Infraero. February 4, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero.
- "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC.
- "Accident description PP-VCF". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved May 17, 2011.
- 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.
- Airport information for SBBG at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for SBBG at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- Current weather for SBBG at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for BGX at Aviation Safety Network
- Comandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport Photo Archive at airliners.net