Shah Makhdum Airport

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Shah Makhdum Airport

IATA: RJHICAO: VGRJ

RJH is located in Bangladesh
RJH
RJH
Location of airport in Bangladesh
Summary
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
Runways
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

Facilities[edit]

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]

References[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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