Tomás de Heres Airport

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Tomás de Heres Airport
Aeropuerto Nacional Tomas de Heres
Jimmy Angel's airplane
Airport type Public
Serves Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
Elevation AMSL 197 ft / 60 m
Coordinates 08°07′20″N 063°32′10″W / 8.12222°N 63.53611°W / 8.12222; -63.53611Coordinates: 08°07′20″N 063°32′10″W / 8.12222°N 63.53611°W / 8.12222; -63.53611
CBL is located in Venezuela
Location in Venezuela
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,785 5,527 Asphalt
12/30 1,400 4,605 Asphalt

Tomás de Heres Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Nacional Tomas de Heres, IATA: CBLICAO: SVCB) is an airport in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
RUTACA Airlines Caracas, Maturín

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 25 January 2001, RUTACA Airlines Flight 225, operated by Douglas DC-3C YV-224-C crashed at Ciudad Bolívar killing all 24 on board plus one person on the ground. Another person on the ground was seriously injured. There were unconfirmed reports that a 25th person may have been on board the aircraft. The aircraft was on a non-scheduled domestic passenger flight from Tomás de Heres Airport to Del Caribe "Santiago Mariño" International Airport, Porlamar and had developed an engine problem shortly after take-off.[1][2]


  1. ^ "YV-224-C Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "SINIESTRO DEL YV – 224C" (in Spanish). Rescate. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 

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