Natchitoches Regional Airport

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Natchitoches Regional Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Natchitoches
Serves Natchitoches, Louisiana
Elevation AMSL 121 ft / 37 m
Coordinates 31°44′09″N 093°05′57″W / 31.73583°N 93.09917°W / 31.73583; -93.09917
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 5,003 1,525 Asphalt
7/25 4,000 1,219 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 15,715
Based aircraft 45

Natchitoches Regional Airport (ICAO: KIERFAA LID: IER) is a city-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) south of the central business district of Natchitoches, a parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States.[1]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned IER by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[2]

The airport is the location of the plane crash which claimed the lives of Jim Croce and several others at 9:45 PM CDT on September 20, 1973, less than an hour after the end of Croce's last concert.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Natchitoches Regional Airport covers an area of 205 acres (83 ha) at an elevation of 121 feet (37 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 17/35 is 5,003 by 150 feet (1,525 x 46 m) and 7/25 is 4,000 by 100 feet (1,219 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 10, 2008, the airport had 15,715 aircraft operations, an average of 43 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi and 1% military. At that time there were 45 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 2% jet, 4% helicopter and 2% ultralight.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for IER (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KIER - Natchitoches, Louisiana

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