Canaima Airport

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Canaima Airport
Aeropuerto de Canaima
IATA: CAJICAO: SVCN
Summary
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
Map
CAJ is located in Venezuela
CAJ
CAJ
Location in Venezuela
Runways
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.

Facilities[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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