Jumla Airport

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Coordinates: 29°16′28″N 082°11′36″E / 29.27444°N 82.19333°E / 29.27444; 82.19333

Jumla Airport
Airport type Public
Serves Jumla, Nepal
Elevation AMSL 7,700 ft / 2,347 m
Coordinates 29°16′27″N 82°11′36″E / 29.27417°N 82.19333°E / 29.27417; 82.19333
JUM is located in Nepal
Location of airport in Nepal
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 531 1,742 Asphalt

Jumla Airport (IATA: JUMICAO: VNJL) is an airport serving Jumla,[1] the capital of the Jumla District in Province No. 6 in Nepal. The airport is able to handle aircraft from the Nepalese Army Air Service.


The airport resides at an elevation of 7,700 feet (2,347 m) above mean sea level.[1] It has one asphalt paved runway designated 09/27 which measures 531 by 25 metres (1,742 ft × 82 ft).[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Nepal Airlines Nepalgunj[3]
Tara Air Nepalgunj[4]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 5 July 1992 - RNA De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9N-ABB), lost directional control on takeoff from Jumla Airport on a flight to Surkhet. The aircraft ran off the runway and struck the airport perimeter fence. None of the three crew were injured and there were no passengers on board.[5]
  • 18 January 1999 - Necon Air Cessna 208 Caravan I (9N-ADA) climbed steeply to 450 feet (140 m) after takeoff from Jumla Airport, but stalled and crashed and caught fire. The fire could not be extinguished because fire fighting equipment was not available at the airport. Of 10 passengers and 2 crew, 4 passengers and 1 crew member were killed. The probable cause of the accident was the pilot's failure to put the aircraft in take off configuration.[6]
  • 21 June 2006 - A Yeti Airlines De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300 (9N-AEQ), on a flight from Surkhet approaching Jumla Airport, the pilot apparently decided to go around. The aircraft crashed into a mountainside on the eastern side of the airport killing all three crew and six passengers.[7]

See also[edit]

List of airports in Nepal


  1. ^ a b c Airport information for Jumla, Nepal (VNJL / JUM) at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ a b Jumla Airport (VNJL / JUM) at AirportGuide.com
  3. ^ "Schedule Effective from 15 May, 2010 to 30 October, 2010". Nepal Airlines. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Tara Air – Biggest Airline in Nepalese Mountains - Helping Develop the Rural Nepal". Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Aviation Safety Network retrieved 18 November 2006
  6. ^ Aviation Safety Network retrieved 18 November 2006
  7. ^ Aviation Safety Network retrieved on 18 November 2006

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