Lone Star Executive Airport

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Lone Star Executive Airport
IATA: CXOICAO: KCXOFAA LID: CXO
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Montgomery County
Serves Houston, Texas
Location Conroe, Texas
Elevation AMSL 245 ft / 75 m
Coordinates 30°21′09″N 095°24′52″W / 30.35250°N 95.41444°W / 30.35250; -95.41444
Website www.lonestarexecutiveairport.org
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 6,000 1,829 Asphalt
1/19 5,000 1,524 Concrete
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 80,060
Based aircraft 254
Sources: airport web site[1] and FAA[2]

Lone Star Executive Airport (IATA: CXOICAO: KCXOFAA LID: CXO) is a county-owned public-use airport located in Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas, United States,[1] 37 miles (60 km) north of the central business district of Houston.[2] It is was formerly known as Montgomery County Airport.

History[edit]

Lone Star Executive Airport was constructed during World War II to serve as a military facility, but was converted in 1945 to be a predominately civilian airfield.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Lone Star Executive Airport covers an area of 1,277 acres (517 ha) which contains two runways: 14/32 with a 6,000 x 150 ft (1,829 x 46 m) concrete pavement and 1/19 with a 5,000 x 100 ft (1,524 x 30 m) concrete surface.[2]

For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2010, the airport had 78,432 aircraft operations, an average of 215 per day: 94% general aviation, 5% military and <1% air taxi. At that time there were 254 aircraft based at this airport: 74% single-engine, 15% multi-engine, 3% jet, 3% helicopter and 5% military.[2]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On June 20, 1996, Douglas DC-3A N23WT of Loren Davis Ministries International was destroyed in a crash at Cut and Shoot, Texas. The aircraft was on a training flight based at Conroe Airport when an engine failure occurred. The co-pilot did not hear the call to feather the propellor on the affected engine. The aircraft flew into a tree, hit power lines and was destroyed in the subsequent fire.[4] A witness stated that the aircraft was lifted off with insufficient airspeed. The crew also attempted to fly the aircraft at an incorrect airspeed following the engine failure.[5]
  • On January 3, 2012, a pilot flying a 1985 Cessna 172P with a 180 HP engine from West Houston Airport to Lone Star Executive Airport reported losing power to her aircraft. She made an emergency landing in a city street in Conroe.[5] The Daily Mail said that the pilot "has been commended after completing the landing". The plane was totaled however and rests at Lone Star Executive airport
  • On September 19, 2014, NetJets Flight 322,[6] an Embraer Phenom 300 arriving from Nashville International Airport, slid off the runway.[7] The area had recently been inundated by the remains of Hurricane Odile. Neither the pilot nor co-pilot were hurt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lone Star Executive Airport at Montgomery County web site
  2. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for CXO (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20
  3. ^ Jackson, Charles Christopher. "Conroe, Texas". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  4. ^ "N23WT Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "FTW96FA262". National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Netjets Aviation #322 ✈ 19-Sep-2014 ✈ KBNA - KCXO". FlightAware.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Plane slides off runway at regional airport in Conroe". KPRC-TV. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 

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