Jomsom Airport

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Jomsom Airport
Jomsom Airport.jpg
IATA: JMOICAO: VNJS
Jomsom Airport is located in Nepal
Jomsom Airport
Jomsom Airport
Location of airport in Nepal
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Jomsom, Nepal
Elevation AMSL 8,800 ft / 2,682 m
Coordinates 28°46′56″N 83°43′21″E / 28.78222°N 83.72250°E / 28.78222; 83.72250
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 720 1,742 Asphalt
Sources:[1][2]

Jomsom Airport (IATA: JMOICAO: VNJS) is an airport serving Jomsom,[1] a town in the Mustang District of the Dhawalagiri Zone in Nepal. It is known as one of the world's most dangerous airfields and is a particular favourite of flight simulator fans. It serves as the gateway to Muktinath temple, which is a popular pilgrimage for Nepalis and Indians.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 8,800 feet (2,682 m) above mean sea level.[1] It has one asphalt paved runway designated 06/24 which measures 720 by 19 metres (2,362 ft × 62 ft).[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Agni Air Pokhara [4]
Gorkha Airlines Pokhara [5]
Nepal Airlines Pokhara [6]
Sita Air Kathmandu, Pokhara [7]
Tara Air Pokhara [8]

Incidents[edit]

On 14 May 2012, an Agni Air Dornier 228 crashed while attempting to land at Jomsom airport, killing 15 of 21 people on board.[9] The crash claimed the life of Indian child actress Taruni Sachdev.[10]

On 16 May 2013, a full year and two days later, Nepal Airlines Flight 555 carrying 21 people crashed on the bank of the Kaligandaki River (the plane’s brakes failed while landing). No one was killed. Eight of the plane's passengers were Japanese tourists while the three crew members and other passengers were Nepali.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Airport information for Jomsom, Nepal (VNJS / JMO) at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ a b Jomsom Airport at AirportGuide.com
  3. ^ "11 Indians among 15 dead in Nepal plane crash". Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Flying Schedule". Agni Air. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Destinations". Gorkha Airlines. Retrieved 8 June 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Schedule Effective from 15 May, 2010 to 30 October, 2010". Nepal Airlines. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Destinations". Sita Air. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  8. ^ http://www.taraair.com/
  9. ^ "13 Indians among 15 killed in Nepal air crash". Hindustan Times. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  10. ^ Paa child actor Taruni Sachdev dies in plane crash' from Times of India 15 May 2012
  11. ^ Nepal Plane Crashes Near Jomsom Airport Injuring All Passengers, Including Eight Japanese Tourists. International Business Times 19 May 2013

See Also[edit]

Sita Air boards passengers at Jomsom airport.

List of airports in Nepal

External links[edit]