Francisco Sarabia National Airport

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Francisco Sarabia National Airport
Terán Airport
Aeropuerto Nacional Francisco Sarabia.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Serves Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México
Elevation AMSL 1,491 ft / 454 m
Coordinates 16°33′42″N 093°01′33″W / 16.56167°N 93.02583°W / 16.56167; -93.02583Coordinates: 16°33′42″N 093°01′33″W / 16.56167°N 93.02583°W / 16.56167; -93.02583
Map
Francisco Sarabia National is located in Chiapas
Francisco Sarabia National
Francisco Sarabia National
Francisco Sarabia National is located in Mexico
Francisco Sarabia National
Francisco Sarabia National
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 11,166
Passengers 486,067
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Francisco Sarabia National Airport or Terán Airport (formerly IATA code TGZ, ICAO code MMTG) was a national airport located at Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico. It was used to handle national air traffic for the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Its name honours the memory of Francisco Sarabia Tinoco (es), the Mexican pilot who was a pioneer in Mexican commercial aviation who broke the speed record on the flight from Mexico City to New York City (10 hours, 43 minutes) in 1938. As of right now, this airport is closed to civil operations and it is used as Base Aérea Militar No. 6 by the Mexican Air Force. Scheduled airline service for the city is now handled at the new Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport, which has taken over Sarabia's former IATA and ICAO airport codes (as of June 2006). It is now used for military purposes only.

202 Air Squadron[edit]

The 202 Air Squadron is a Mexican Air Force unit operating out Terán Airport. The unit operates Pilatus PC-9 and Pilatus PC-7 planes.

Incidents[edit]

On September 15, 2010, an AeroMexico MD-83 erroneously landed at Teran airport after confusing it with Albino Corzo International Airport. AeroMexico flight 553, operated on behalf of AeroMexico Travel, came from Mexico City and had 80 passengers on board.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for MMTG at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for TGZ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ http://avherald.com/h?article=430f5d41&opt=0

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