Shah Makhdum Airport

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Shah Makhdum Airport


RJH is located in Bangladesh
Location of airport in Bangladesh
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh
Serves Rajshahi
Elevation AMSL 55 ft / 16.8 m
Coordinates 24°26′13″N 088°36′59″E / 24.43694°N 88.61639°E / 24.43694; 88.61639Coordinates: 24°26′13″N 088°36′59″E / 24.43694°N 88.61639°E / 24.43694; 88.61639
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 1,829 6,000 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Shah Makhdum Airport (IATA: RJHICAO: VGRJ) is a domestic airport serving Rajshahi,[1] the principal city of the Rajshahi Division in Bangladesh. In April 2015, the national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines resumed weekly flights after a suspension of eight years.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Dhaka
United Airways Dhaka, Saidpur


The airport resides at an elevation of 55 feet (17 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,829 by 30 metres (6,001 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • 25 April 2013: A 2-seater Cessna 152 (S2-ABI), a flight training aircraft of Bangladesh Flying Academy crash landed in the airport, while landing in the airport on 4:24 pm.[4] The aircraft flipped upside-down; the flight instructor and trainee pilot inside escaped with minor injuries.[4]
  • 1 April 2015: Another Cessna 152 (S2-ADI) aircraft of Bangladesh Flying Academy crashed at the airport and got engulfed by fire after the pilot conducted a rejected takeoff, sensing technical problems on the aircraft at around 2 pm.[5] The accident left the trainee pilot dead, also leaving the flight instructor with critical burn injuries.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Airport information for VGRJ from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for RJH at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ "Biman resumes flights to Rajshahi, Barisal". The Daily Star. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Training plane crashes in Rajshahi". The Daily Star. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Plane crash in Rajshahi kills female pilot". The Daily Star. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 

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