Kanoya Air Field

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kanoya Air Field
Kanoya Hikōjō
Airport type Military
Operator Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Location Kanoya, Japan
Elevation AMSL 214 ft / 65 m
Coordinates 31°22′05″N 130°50′17″E / 31.36806°N 130.83806°E / 31.36806; 130.83806Coordinates: 31°22′05″N 130°50′17″E / 31.36806°N 130.83806°E / 31.36806; 130.83806
RJFY is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08R/26L 2,250 7,382 Concrete
08L/26R 1,200 3,937 Concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Kanoya Air Field (鹿屋飛行場 Kanoya Hikōjō?) (ICAO: RJFY) is a military aerodrome of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Kanoya Air Base (鹿屋航空基地 Kanoya Kōkū-Kichi?). It is located 1.5 NM (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) southwest[1] of Kanoya in the Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Runway 08R/26L is equipped with ILS.

On April 6 2016 a U-125 aircraft operated by the Flight Check Squadron of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force crashed near the base, with all six crew members being killed. It had been checking the base's air naviation aid system.[2][3][4][5]