Villa Reynolds Airport
|Villa Reynolds Airport
Aeropuerto de Villa Reynolds
|IATA: VME – ICAO: SAOR|
|Operator||Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.|
|Serves||Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina|
|Location||Ruta Provincial Nº24 S/N, Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina|
|Elevation AMSL||1,591 ft / 485 m|
|Sources: ORSNA, World Aero Data|
Villa Reynolds Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Villa Reynolds) (IATA: VME, ICAO: SAOR) is an airport serving Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. It is a general aviation airport, located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southeast of Villa Mercedes, in Villa Reynolds, the village from which it gets its name, close to an Argentine Air Force base.
The airfield covers an area of 80 hectares (0.31 sq mi; 200 acres), and has a 1,000-square-metre (11,000 sq ft) terminal.
Accidents and incidents
- 7 August 1971: An Argentine Air Force Douglas C-47A, tail number TC-31, experienced an engine fire during takeoff. Despite the aircraft being written off, there were no reported fatalities.
- "Aeropuerto de Villa Reynolds" [Villa Reynolds Airport]. Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA) (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 March 2012.
- Airport information for SAOR at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Accident description for TC-31 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 3 March 2012.
- Accident history for Villa Reynolds Airport at Aviation Safety Network
- Airport information for Villa Reynolds Airport at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
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