Jomsom Airport ( IATA: JMO, ICAO: VNJS) is an airport serving Jomsom, a town in the [1 ] 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. It has one [1 ] asphalt paved runway designated 06/24 which measures 531 by 19 metres (1,742 ft × 62 ft). [2 ]
Airlines and destinations [ edit ]
Sita Air boards passengers at Jomsom airport.
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. The crash claimed the life of [9 ] 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 ]
^ a b c Airport information for Jomsom, Nepal (VNJS / JMO) at Great Circle Mapper.
^ a b Jomsom Airport at AirportGuide.com
^ "11 Indians among 15 dead in Nepal plane crash" . Retrieved 14 May 2012.
^ "Flying Schedule". Agni Air . Retrieved 8 June 2010.
^ "Destinations". Gorkha Airlines . Retrieved 8 June 2010.
^ "Schedule Effective from 15 May, 2010 to 30 October, 2010". Nepal Airlines . Retrieved 7 June 2010.
^ "Destinations". Sita Air . Retrieved 6 June 2010.
^ "13 Indians among 15 killed in Nepal air crash". Hindustan Times. 14 May 2012 . Retrieved 14 May 2012.
^ from Paa child actor Taruni Sachdev dies in plane crash' Times of India 15 May 2012
^ . Nepal Plane Crashes Near Jomsom Airport Injuring All Passengers, Including Eight Japanese Tourists 19 May 2013 International Business Times
External links [ edit ]