Útila Airport

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Útila Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorState government
ServesÚtila
LocationIslas de la Bahía, Honduras
Elevation AMSL29 ft / 9 m
Coordinates16°06′45″N 86°52′50″W / 16.11250°N 86.88056°W / 16.11250; -86.88056
Websitewww.aboututila.com
Map
UII is located in Honduras
UII
UII
Location of the airport in Honduras
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,300 4,265 Asphalt
Source: Google Maps[1] GCM[2]

Útila Airport (IATA: UII, ICAO: MHUT) is an airport serving Útila, Islas de la Bahía, Honduras. It handles regional and international air traffic for the town of Útila. The airport is served by several airlines on a daily schedule,[3] as well as numerous private and charter flights.

Útila island is 36 kilometres (22 mi) offshore from the city of La Ceiba. The airport is 1.6 kilometres (1 mi) northeast of Útila town. Northeast approach and departure are over the water.

The Utila VOR-DME (ident: UTI) is 600 metres (2,000 ft) south of the runway. The Bonito VOR-DME (Ident: BTO) is located on the mainland 22.6 nautical miles (41.9 km) south of the airport.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aerolineas SosaLa Ceiba
CM Airlines La Ceiba, Roatán, San Pedro Sula

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 10 May 2009, a BAe Jetstream 32 on an illegal flight ran out of fuel and crashed short of the runway, killing one of the three occupants.[5]
  • On 4 April 1990, an Isleña Airlines De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter crashed into water 175 feet short of the runway threshold. There were minor injuries among the twenty passengers and crew. The crew were reportedly blinded by sunlight during the approach.[6]
  • On 28 May 1980, a SAHSA Douglas C-47 suffered substantial damage after the extended gear hit a wall during approach, causing the aircraft to impact terrain.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Maps - Útila
  2. ^ Airport information for Útila Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ Getting to Útila
  4. ^ "Bonito VOR". Our Airports. Retrieved 21 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20090510-0
  6. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19900404-0
  7. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19800528-0

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