Coconut Island Airport

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Coconut Island
Summary
Airport typePrivate
OperatorTorres Strait Island Regional Council
LocationCoconut Island, Queensland, Australia
Elevation AMSL10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates10°03′S 143°04′E / 10.050°S 143.067°E / -10.050; 143.067Coordinates: 10°03′S 143°04′E / 10.050°S 143.067°E / -10.050; 143.067
Map
YCCT is located in Queensland
YCCT
YCCT
Location in Queensland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 720 2,362 Paved
Sources: Australian AIP[1]

Coconut Island Airport (IATA: CNC[2], ICAO: YCCT) is an airport located on Coconut Island (Poruma Island) in Queensland, Australia.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Skytrans Airlines Horn Island, Warraber Island, Yam Island, Yorke Island

Accident and incident[edit]

On 16 January 1999, Uzu Air Britten-Norman Islander VH-XFF was operating a passenger and cargo flight from Horn Island, NT with three passengers and one pilot, when on final approach the pilot noticed a vehicle was parked on the runway with nobody attending to it. The pilot initiated a go-around. Witnesses reported the aircraft entered a shallow climb before pitching sharply right and crashing into a tidal flat. The pilot and two passengers were killed. The surviving passenger was seriously injured.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ YCCT – Coconut Island (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018
  2. ^ Accident history for CNC at Aviation Safety Network
  3. ^ "Britten Norman Ltd BN-2A-26, VH-XFF". ATSB. 16 Jan 1999. Retrieved 7 May 2013.