Carajás Airport

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Carajás Airport
Aeroporto de Carajás
Aeroporto Carajas.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Infraero
Serves Carajás (Parauapebas)
Elevation AMSL 629 m / 2,064 ft
Coordinates 06°06′55″S 050°00′05″W / 6.11528°S 50.00139°W / -6.11528; -50.00139Coordinates: 06°06′55″S 050°00′05″W / 6.11528°S 50.00139°W / -6.11528; -50.00139
Website Infraero CKS
Map
CKS is located in Brazil
CKS
CKS
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 212,000
Aircraft Operations 4,610
Metric tonnes of cargo 228
Statistics: Infraero[1]
Sources: Airport Website[2] ANAC[3]

Carajás Airport (IATA: CKSICAO: SBCJ) is the airport serving Parauapebas, Brazil, located in the Carajás Mining Complex.

It is operated by Infraero.

History[edit]

The airport was built by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce as a support the mining activities of Carajás Mine. It was inaugurated on September 23, 1982. Since 1985 it is administrated by Infraero.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Azul Brazilian Airlines Araguaína, Belém, Belo Horizonte–Confins, Marabá, São Luís, Tucuruí
Gol Airlines Belo Horizonte–Confins, Rio de Janeiro–Santos Dumont

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 8 September 1987: a Brazilian Air Force Hawker Siddeley HS.125 registration FAB-2129 crashed upon take-off from Carajás. All nine occupants died.[4]
  • 14 February 1997: a Varig Boeing 737-241 registration PP-CJO operating flight 265, flying from Marabá to Carajás while on touch-down procedures at Carajás during a thunderstorm, had its right main gear collapsed rearwards causing the aircraft to veer off the right of the runway. The aircraft crashed into the forest. One crew member died.[5]

Access[edit]

The airport is located 18 km (11 mi) from downtown Parauapebas.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estatísticas" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 2 February 2016. Archived from the original on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Airport Official Website" (in Portuguese). Infraero. 
  3. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 
  4. ^ "Accident description FAB-2129". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Accident description PP-CJO". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 

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