Paliparan ng Loakan
Pagtayaban ti Loakan
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines|
|Location||Barangay Loakan Proper, Baguio, Benguet|
|Elevation AMSL||1,296 m / 4,251 ft|
Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.
Loakan Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng Loakan, (IATA: BAG, ICAO: RPUB) is an airport serving the general area of Baguio, in the province of Benguet in the Philippines. It is classified as a Class 2 principal (minor domestic) airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). Loakan Airport, the city's only airport, was built in 1934. Its short runway, frequent low visibility, and dilapidated structures along with deep ravines on both ends of the runway continue to challenge commercial operation at the airport.
Incidents and accidents
- A Philippine Airlines DC-3 was lost on takeoff in 1952.
- On the morning of June 27, 1987, Philippine Airlines Flight 206 a Hawker Siddeley HS 748, bound for Baguio, crashed into the slopes of Mt. Ugo while attempting to land in a monsoon, killing all 50 people on board. A Philippine Air Force Bell UH-1 Huey was lost during recovery operations of that crash.
- A Philippine Air Force Cessna T-41 crashed right after takeoff on May 25, 2005. All four airmen died.
- On April 7, 2009, a Bell 412 presidential helicopter owned by the Philippine Air Force carrying eight key aides of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo crashed into the slopes of Mount Pulag in Tinoc, Ifugao while en route to Lagawe, the provincial capital of Ifugao, after attempting to return to Loakan Airport due to bad weather. Mount Pulag is over 50km away from Loakan Airport. All on board the chopper died and Malacañang mourned their deaths. The key aides were checking the area for a planned visit by President Arroyo to inspect a mountain road project. Because of the disaster, she cancelled her trip. U.S. officials dispatched CH-46 Sea Knights to find the downed chopper.
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