Corona Municipal Airport
|Corona Municipal Airport|
|IATA: none – ICAO: KAJO – FAA LID: AJO|
|Operator||City of Corona|
|Elevation AMSL||533 ft / 162 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Corona Municipal Airport (ICAO: KAJO, FAA LID: AJO), formerly L66, is a public airport located three miles (4.8 km) northwest of Corona, serving Riverside County, California, United States. The airport includes a few individual businesses, such as a cafe, "Fly Corona!" flight training center, as well as aircraft maintenance and repair.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Corona Municipal Airport is assigned AJO by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA (which assigned AJO to Aljouf, Yemen).
Facilities and aircraft
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2004, the airport had 68,000 aircraft operations, an average of 186 per day, all of which were general aviation. There are 414 aircraft based at this airport: 90% single engine, 6% multi-engine, 2% helicopters and 1% ultralight.
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On January 21, 2008 two private planes collided in Corona killing five people, including one on the ground. The collision occurred about a mile away from the Corona Municipal Airport above Serfas Club Drive. The crash wreckage left debris strewn along a commercial strip near the 91 Freeway. Eyewitnesses claim to see an explosion in the air and two different bodies fall from the sky. The aircraft involved were both single-engine Cessnas, a two-seat Cessna 150 and a four-seat Cessna 172. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board, local Corona Police Detectives as well as the Federal Aviation Administration began their probe the following day. As of January 23 a cause for the accident is yet to be determined.
The crash began a debate about the safety of the Corona Municipal Airport as it does not have an operating Control Tower. The city of Corona has had seven fatal aircraft accidents since 1998.
On July 26, 2008 at approximately 13:47 local time, a baby blue and white 1947 Ercoupe stalled upon takeoff when turning crosswind and crashed into the forest on the southwest side of the airport. Eyewitnesses say that the two elderly pilots had minor injuries, with one of them bleeding from his right cheek where the yoke struck him upon impact. Both are alive, but the airplane is said to have sustained considerable damage.
- FAA Airport Master Record for AJO ( PDF), effective 2007-07-05
- "City of Corona - Businesses at the Corona Airport" (in English). City of Corona. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
- Great Circle Mapper: KAJO - Corona, California (Corona Municipal Airport)
- Great Circle Mapper: AJO - Aljouf, Yemen
- Aviation Safety Network: AJO / OESK - Aljouf Airport, Yemen
-  at City of Corona web site
- Corona Municipal Airport Pictures and video taken at the Corona Airport
- Resources for this airport: