Northeast Alabama Regional Airport

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Northeast Alabama Regional Airport
Northeast Alabama Regional Airport.jpg
NAIP aerial image, 2006
Airport type Public
Owner Gadsden Airport Authority
Serves Gadsden, Alabama
Elevation AMSL 569 ft / 173 m
Coordinates 33°58′22″N 086°05′21″W / 33.97278°N 86.08917°W / 33.97278; -86.08917
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 6,802 2,073 Asphalt
18/36 4,806 1,465 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 23,886
Based aircraft 95

Northeast Alabama Regional Airport (IATA: GADICAO: KGADFAA LID: GAD) is a public use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) southwest of the central business district of Gadsden, a city in Etowah County, Alabama, United States.[1] It is owned by Gadsden Airport Authority[1] and it was previously known as Gadsden Municipal Airport. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is categorized as a general aviation facility.[2] The airport formerly had scheduled passenger service.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Northeast Alabama Regional Airport covers an area of 1,480 acres (600 ha) at an elevation of 569 feet (173 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 6/24 is 6,802 by 150 feet (2,073 x 46 m) and 18/36 is 4,806 by 150 feet (1,465 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending April 9, 2009, the airport had 23,886 aircraft operations, an average of 65 per day: 93% general aviation, 5% air taxi and 2% military. At that time there were 95 aircraft based at this airport: 89% single-engine, 4% multi-engine, 3% jet, 2% glider and 1% helicopter.[1]

Former airlines[edit]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On April 9, 1990, a Delta Connection flight operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines Embraer EMB-120 (Registration N217AS) as Flight 2254, en route to William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport struck a Cessna 172 mid air just after take-off. The Embraer was able to successfully land the aircraft; however, the Cessna was unable to regain control and crashed to the ground. Of the 7 occupants on board the Embraer, there were zero fatalities; of the 2 occupants on board the Cessna, there were two fatalities.[5] The cause of the crash was attributed to pilots of both aircraft inadequately performing a visual lookout in addition to restricted vision caused by the sun's glare.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for GAD (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Air New Orleans". AirTimes: A Collector's Guide to Airline Timetables. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  4. ^ "Southern". Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Brief of Accident". NTSB. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 

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