Kwamelasemoetoe Airstrip

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Kwamelasemoetoe Airstrip
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Luchtvaartdienst Suriname
Location Kwamelasemoetoe, Suriname
Elevation AMSL 905 ft / 276 m
Coordinates 2°21′15″N 56°47′35″W / 2.35417°N 56.79306°W / 2.35417; -56.79306Coordinates: 2°21′15″N 56°47′35″W / 2.35417°N 56.79306°W / 2.35417; -56.79306
Map
SMSM is located in Suriname
SMSM
SMSM
Location in Suriname
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 750 2,461 Grass
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

Kwamelasemoetoe Airstrip (IATA: SMSM) is an airport serving Kwamelasemoetoe, Suriname, a Trio Indian village in the south of Suriname in the Sipaliwini District. The name of the village means bamboo sand, named after nearby Sipaliwini River banks partly overgrown with bamboo.

Kwamelasemoetoe is just east of the Tigri Area (in light grey on the map), a triangular section of land disputed with Guyana.

Charters and destinations[edit]

Charter Airlines serving this airport are:

Airlines Destinations
Blue Wing Airlines Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport[3]
Caricom Airways Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport
Gum Air Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport[4]
Hi-Jet Helicopter Services Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport
Suriname Air Force / Surinaamse Luchtmacht Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport
Surinaamse Medische Zendings Vliegdienst / MAF Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • Suriname On 15 October 2009, an Antonov An-28 of Blue Wing Airlines, registered PZ-TST, departed the runway on landing and hit an obstacle. The aircraft was substantially damaged and four people were injured, one seriously.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for SMSM at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Google Maps - Kwamelasemoetoe
  3. ^ Blue Wing schedule Archived 2013-05-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Gum Air destinations
  5. ^ "Accident description". Aviation safety network. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 

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