Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport

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Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport
Aéroport de Tamanrasset / Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok
TMR is located in Algeria
Location of airport in Algeria
Airport type Public
Operator EGSA Alger
Serves Tamanrasset, Algeria
Elevation AMSL 1,377 m / 4,518 ft
Coordinates 22°48′39.6″N 5°27′3.0″E / 22.811000°N 5.450833°E / 22.811000; 5.450833 (Tamanrasset Airport (Aguenar))Coordinates: 22°48′39.6″N 5°27′3.0″E / 22.811000°N 5.450833°E / 22.811000; 5.450833 (Tamanrasset Airport (Aguenar))
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 3,600 11,800 Asphalt
08/26 3,100 10,170 Asphalt
Sources: AIP,[1] EGSA Alger,[2] DAFIF[3][4]

Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport (French: Aéroport de Tamanrasset / Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok[1]) (IATA: TMRICAO: DAAT), also known as Aguenar Airport or Tamanrasset Airport, is an airport serving Tamanrasset, a city in the Tamanrasset Province of southern Algeria. It is located 3.6 nautical miles (6.7 km) northwest of the city.[1]

The airport was an alternative landing site for NASA's Space Shuttle,[citation needed] and have been used for American military operations.[5]

In the mid-2000s it was extensively upgraded to serve additionally as a military base, with 10 hardened aircraft shelters, aprons, personnel accommodation and other facilities[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Algérie[7] Algiers, Constantine, Djanet, El Golea, Ghardaia, Illizi, In Salah, Oran, Ouargla, Paris-Orly
Tassili Airlines Algiers

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 6 March 2003 Air Algérie Flight 6289 crashed at 3:45 pm local time (1445 GMT). The flight was leaving Tamanrasset bound for Algiers with the co-pilot acting as pilot-in-command. At a height of 78 feet and a speed of 158 kts, the No. 1 engine suffered a turbine failure. The captain took control. The co-pilot asked if she should raise the gear, but the captain did not respond. The Boeing 737-200 lost speed, stalled, and broke up on rocky terrain about 1600 metres past the runway. The accident was caused by the loss of an engine during a critical phase of flight, the non-retraction of the landing gear after the engine failure, and the Captain taking over control of the airplane before having clearly identified the problem. There were 102 fatalities and one survivor.


  1. ^ a b c (French) AIP and Chart for Aéroport de Tamanrasset / Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok (DAAT) from Service d'Information Aéronautique – Algérie
  2. ^ (French) Aéroport de Tamanrasset : Aguenar Hadj Bey Akhamokh from Établissement de Gestion de Services Aéroportuaires d'Alger (EGSA Alger)
  3. ^ Airport information for DAAT at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  4. ^ "DAAT @". Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Poynting, Scott; Whyte, David (2012). Counter-Terrorism and State Political Violence:. Routledge. p. 222. ISBN 9781136298486. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Google Earth imagery 8 May 2005 and 29 May 2006.
  7. ^ "Air Algérie Route Map". Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "N189UM Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 

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