Abdullahi Yusuf Airport
|Abdullahi Yusuf Airport
Garoonka Diyaaradaha ee Cabdillahi Yuusuf
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Owner||Government of Somalia|
|Elevation AMSL||975 ft / 297 m|
Abdullahi Yusuf Airport (IATA: GLK, ICAO: HCMR), formerly known as the Galkayo Airport, is an airport located in Galkayo, the capital of the north-central Mudug region of Somalia. On 25 March 2012, the facility was officially renamed in memory of the late Colonel Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed by Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, the former President of Somalia.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:
|African Express Airways||Berbera, Bosaso Airport, Mogadishu, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, Wajir|
|Jubba Airways||Bosaso Airport, Hargeisa, Mogadishu|
Accidents and incidents
|Date||Location||Aircraft||Tail number||Aircraft damage||Fatalities||Description||Refs|
|28 April 2012||Galkayo||GR-Avia Antonov||3X-GEB||W/O||0/36||A Jubba Airways aircraft on flight 6J-711 from Hargeisa to Galkayo veered right off runway 05L while landing in clear weather conditions. Captain indicated that his flight crew overflew so as to avoid collision with a goat or dog that had wandered onto the runway. The 32 passengers and 4 crew were not injured. However, the plane incurred significant damage.|||
- Galcaio (GLK) Somalia Archived 19 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Accident: GR-Avia AN24 at Galkayo on Apr 28th 2012, burst tyres, veered off runway and broke up". The Aviation Herald.
- Accident: GR-Avia AN24 at Galkayo on Apr 28th 2012, burst tyres, veered off runway and broke up, The Aviation Herald, retrieved on 28 May 2012.
- Galkayo: A peaceful island in Somalia
- Galcaio Airport or Galkayo Airport or Gaalkacyo Airport (GLK)
- Accident history for GLK at Aviation Safety Network
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