Canaima Airport

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Canaima Airport
Aeropuerto de Canaima
Airport type Public
Serves Canaima National Park
Location Canaima, Venezuela
Elevation AMSL 1,450 ft / 442 m
Coordinates 06°13′55″N 062°51′15″W / 6.23194°N 62.85417°W / 6.23194; -62.85417
CAJ is located in Venezuela
Location in Venezuela
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 7,070 2,155 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Canaima Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Canaima; IATA: CAJICAO: SVCN) is an airport in Canaima,[1] a town located in Canaima National Park in the state of Bolívar in Venezuela.


The airport resides at an elevation of 1,450 feet (442 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 01/19 with an asphalt surface measuring 7,070 by 98 feet (2,155 m × 30 m).[1]

Airlines and Destinations[edit]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 27 August 1972, Douglas C-47 YV-C-AKE of LAV suffered a failure of the port engine shortly after take-off on a domestic scheduled passenger flight to Tomás de Heres Airport, Ciudad Bolivar. The aircraft crashed while attempting to return to Canaima, killing all 34 people on board.[3]
  • On 2 October 1998, Douglas DC-3C YV-611C of Servivensa crashed on approach to Canaima Airport. The aircraft had been on a local sightseeing flight to view the Angel Falls. One of the 25 people on board was killed.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Airport information for SVCN from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for CAJ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "YV-611C Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 

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