La Florida Airport (Chile)

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For the airport with this name in Colombia, see La Florida Airport (Colombia).
La Florida Airport
IATA: LSCICAO: SCSE
LSC is located in Chile
LSC
LSC
Location of airport in Chile
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location La Serena, Chile
Elevation AMSL 481 ft / 147 m
Coordinates 29°54′58″S 071°11′58″W / 29.91611°S 71.19944°W / -29.91611; -71.19944Coordinates: 29°54′58″S 071°11′58″W / 29.91611°S 71.19944°W / -29.91611; -71.19944
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 1,938 6,358 Asphalt
12R/30L 1,366 4,480 Grass
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

La Florida Airport (IATA: LSCICAO: SCSE) is an airport in La Serena, Chile. This is one of two Chilean airports with an east–west runway (the other is Balmaceda); because of the shape of the country, all others run north–south.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
LAN Express Antofagasta, Calama, Copiapó, Santiago de Chile
Sky Airline Antofagasta, Santiago de Chile

History[edit]

On January 19, 1951, captain Roberto Parragué Singer on his plane "Manu-Tara" took off from La Florida Airport and landed on Hanga Roa, Easter Island the next day, achieving the first flight ever to Easter Island.[3]

On December 9, 1982, Aeronor Flight 304 crashed short of the runway, killing all 46 passengers and crew.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for SCSE at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for LSC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ [1] -Museo Aeronáutico de Chile (Spanish)

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