Boufarik Airport

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Boufarik Air Base
Summary
Airport type Military
Serves Boufarik, Algeria
Elevation AMSL 102 m / 335 ft
Coordinates 36°32′45″N 2°52′34″E / 36.54583°N 2.87611°E / 36.54583; 2.87611 (Boufarik Airport (Boufarik))Coordinates: 36°32′45″N 2°52′34″E / 36.54583°N 2.87611°E / 36.54583; 2.87611 (Boufarik Airport (Boufarik))
Map
Boufarik Air Base is located in Algeria
Boufarik Air Base
Boufarik Air Base
Location of airport in Algeria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,622 11,883 Concrete
Source: DAFIF[1] Landings.com[2] Google Maps[3]

Boufarik Airport (ICAO: DAAK) is a military airport near Boufarik, Algeria. It is the home base for the Air Transport fleet of the Algerian Air Force.

The based aircraft are Beechcraft 1900, EADS CASA C-295, Lockheed C-130 Hercules and Ilyushin Il-76. It has the 2e Escadre de Transport Tactique et Logistique and the 7e Escadre de Transport Tactique et de Ravitaillement en vol homebased.[4]

On 11 April 2018, an Ilyushin Il-76 operated by the Algerian Air Force crashed just after takeoff from this airport, killing about 257 passengers on board.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for Boufarik at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ "DAAK @ aerobaticsweb.org". Landings.com. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
  3. ^ Google Maps - Boufarik
  4. ^ scramble.nl
  5. ^ "Algeria plane crash sees '105 killed' after coming down near airport". The Sun. 2018-04-11. Retrieved 2018-04-11.

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