Lone Star Executive Airport
|Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport|
|IATA: CXO – ICAO: KCXO – FAA LID: CXO|
|Elevation AMSL||245 ft / 75 m|
Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (IATA: CXO, ICAO: KCXO, FAA LID: CXO), formerly known as "Lone Star Executive Airport" is a county-owned public-use airport located in Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas, United States, 37 miles (60 km) north of the central business district of Houston. It was formerly known as Montgomery County Airport.
Facilities and aircraft
Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport covers an area of 1,277 acres (517 ha) which contains two runways: 14/32 with a 6,000 x 150 ft (1,829 x 46 m) concrete pavement and 1/19 with a 5,000 x 100 ft (1,524 x 30 m) concrete surface.
For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2010, the airport had 78,432 aircraft operations, an average of 215 per day: 94% general aviation, 5% military and <1% air taxi. At that time there were 254 aircraft based at this airport: 74% single-engine, 15% multi-engine, 3% jet, 3% helicopter and 5% military.
Accidents and incidents
- On June 20, 1996, Douglas DC-3A N23WT of Loren Davis Ministries International was destroyed in a crash at Cut and Shoot, Texas. The aircraft was on a training flight based at Conroe Airport when an engine failure occurred. The co-pilot did not hear the call to feather the propellor on the affected engine. The aircraft flew into a tree, hit power lines and was destroyed in the subsequent fire. A witness stated that the aircraft was lifted off with insufficient airspeed. The crew also attempted to fly the aircraft at an incorrect airspeed following the engine failure.
- On January 3, 2012, a pilot flying a 1985 Cessna 172P with a 180 HP engine from West Houston Airport to Lone Star Executive Airport reported losing power to her aircraft. She made an emergency landing in a city street in Conroe. The Daily Mail said that the pilot "has been commended after completing the landing". The plane was totaled however and rests at Lone Star Executive airport
- On September 19, 2014, NetJets Flight 322, an Embraer Phenom 300 arriving from Nashville International Airport, slid off the runway. The area had recently been inundated by the remains of Hurricane Odile. Neither the pilot nor co-pilot were hurt.
- Lone Star Executive Airport at Montgomery County web site
- FAA Airport Master Record for CXO ( PDF), effective 2007-12-20
- Jackson, Charles Christopher. "Conroe, Texas". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2008-03-03.
- "N23WT Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
- "FTW96FA262". National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved 29 June 2010.
- "Netjets Aviation #322 ✈ 19-Sep-2014 ✈ KBNA - KCXO". FlightAware.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
- "Plane slides off runway at regional airport in Conroe". KPRC-TV. Retrieved 19 September 2014.