Kaimana Airport

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Kaimana Airport
Bandar Udara Kaimana
NNG - Kaimana strip - 1962.jpg
Kaimana Airstrip, 1962


KNG is located in Indonesia
Location of the airport in Indonesia
Airport type Public
Owner Kaimana Regency Government
Serves Kaimana, West Papua, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 19 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 03°38′40″S 133°41′43″E / 3.64444°S 133.69528°E / -3.64444; 133.69528Coordinates: 03°38′40″S 133°41′43″E / 3.64444°S 133.69528°E / -3.64444; 133.69528
KNG is located in Papua
Location of the airport in West Papua, Indonesia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 1,950 6,398 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Kaimana Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Kaimana) (IATA: KNGICAO: WASK) is an airport serving Kaimana,[1] located in the province of West Papua in Indonesia.


The airport resides at an elevation of 19 feet (6 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 01/19 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,600 by 30 metres (5,249 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Wings Air Ambon, Fakfak

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 8968 was a domestic passenger flight from Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia, to Kaimana, West Papua, Indonesia. On May 7, 2011, the Merpati Nusantara Airlines Xian MA60 aircraft operating the flight crashed off the coast of West Papua on approach to Kaimana Airport in heavy rain. There were 21 passengers and 4 crew on board the aircraft; all were killed.[3][4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ a b c Airport information for WASK from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for Kaimana, Indonesia (WASK / KNG) at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "Merpati Airlines passenger plane crashes in sea off Indonesia's West Papua province". BNO News. May 7, 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Update: Indonesia Plane Crash". Jakarta Globe. May 7, 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ "27 killed in plane crash in Indonesia". Xinhua. May 7, 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Plane carrying 27 crashes in eastern Indonesia". MSNBC. May 7, 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  7. ^ Hradecky, Simon (May 25, 2011). "Crash: Merpati MA60 at Kaimana on May 7th 2011, impacted waters before runway". Aviation Herald. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 

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