Fabio Alberto León Bentley Airport

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Fabio Alberto León Bentley Airport
Aeropuerto Fabio Alberto León Bentley
Summary
Airport type Public
Location Mitú, Colombia
Elevation AMSL 680 ft / 207 m
Coordinates 1°15′25″N 70°14′0″W / 1.25694°N 70.23333°W / 1.25694; -70.23333
Map
MVP is located in Colombia
MVP
MVP
Location of airport in Colombia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 1,880 6,168 Asphalt
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

Fabio Alberto León Bentley Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Fabio Alberto León Bentley) (IATA: MVPICAO: SKMU) is an airport serving Mitú in the Vaupés Department of Colombia. It is next to the Vaupés River and runs along the entire length of the city.

It has an asphalt runway sufficient for medium-sized passenger jets and military transport aircraft. The passenger terminal is small but functional, with one or two shops and a cafeteria. All visitors to Mitú must register with the Police at the airport upon arrival and departure.

The Mitu VOR-DME (Ident: MTU) and non-directional beacon (Ident: MTU) are located on the field.[3][4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerolineas Llaneras Araracuara, Cachiporro, Camanaos, Cananarí, Caño Colorado, Carurú, Ibacaba, Monforth, Pacoa, Pedrera, Santa Isabel, Sonaña, Tapurucuara, Taraira, Villavicencio
Aerosucre Bogotá
Air Colombia Araracuara, San José del Guaviare, Villavicencio
SATENA Bogotá, Villavicencio

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 17 February 1977, Douglas C-47B FAC-1125 of SATENA was damaged beyond economic repair in a take-off accident. All 28 people on board survived.[5]
  • On 5 May 2010, SATENA Flight 9634, an Embraer ERJ-145 overran the runway. The aircraft crashed through the airport fence and then came to rest in a field, suffering substantial damage. None of the 37 passengers and 4 crew were injured or killed.[6] The runway at the time of the accident was wet as it had recently rained in the area.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for MVP at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Google Maps - Mitú
  3. ^ Mitu VOR
  4. ^ Mitu NDB
  5. ^ "FAC-1125 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  6. ^ SATENA Flight 9634 information
  7. ^ Plane overruns runway at Mitú Archived February 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

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