Yamoussoukro Airport

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Yamoussoukro Airport
Yamoussoukro Airport DIYO.jpg
Yamoussoukro Airport Terminal and Control Tower
IATA: ASKICAO: DIYO
Summary
Serves Yamoussoukro
Location Côte d'Ivoire
Elevation AMSL 699 ft / 213 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,844 3,000 Asphalt
Source: Google Maps[1]

Yamoussoukro Airport is a regional airport serving Yamoussoukro in Côte d'Ivoire.

On November 6, 2004, Yamoussoukro Airport was attacked[2] by French infantry after military aircraft from the airport bombed a UN peacekeeper base as well as rebel targets, 9 French peacekeepers and one U.S. civilian were killed. Two Ivory Coast Sukhoi Su-25 aircraft and several Mil Mi-24 helicopters were destroyed, which was most of the country's air forces. Mobs and rebels tried to attack the French forces after the airport raid.

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Coordinates: 6°54′11″N 5°21′56″W / 6.90317°N 5.36558°W / 6.90317; -5.36558