Artigas Airport

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Artigas International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Artigas
Treminal de Aviones art.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Artigas
Elevation AMSL 125 m / 410 ft
Coordinates 30°24′03″S 056°30′28″W / 30.40083°S 56.50778°W / -30.40083; -56.50778Coordinates: 30°24′03″S 056°30′28″W / 30.40083°S 56.50778°W / -30.40083; -56.50778
Map
ATI is located in Uruguay
ATI
ATI
Location in Uruguay
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 1,273 4,179 Asphalt
05/23 582 1,911 Grass
Sources: Great Circle Mapper[1]

Artigas International Airport (IATA: ATIICAO: SUAG) is the airport serving Artigas, Uruguay.

History[edit]

The airport was opened in November 1973. It is situated close to Uruguay's border with Brazil.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Currently no scheduled flights operate at this airport.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 10 February 1978: a TAMU Douglas C-47A 75-DL registration CX-BJH/T511 flying from Artigas to Montevideo crashed shortly after take-off from Artigas on a domestic scheduled passenger flight. All 44 people on board, comprising 38 passengers and 6 crew, were killed, making this the second-worst crash involving a DC-3 (or derivative), and the worst aviation accident in Uruguay at the time.[2] The airframe in question had first flown in 1943, and was damaged beyond repair in the accident.

Access[edit]

The airport is located 3 km (2 mi) from downtown Artigas.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport Information on Great Circle Mapper
  2. ^ "Accident description CX-BJH/T511". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 

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