Mangalore Airport (Victoria)

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Mangalore Airport
Mangalore Airport overview Vabre.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorMangalore Airport Pty Ltd
LocationMangalore, Victoria
Elevation AMSL467 ft / 142 m
Coordinates36°53′18″S 145°11′03″E / 36.88833°S 145.18417°E / -36.88833; 145.18417Coordinates: 36°53′18″S 145°11′03″E / 36.88833°S 145.18417°E / -36.88833; 145.18417
YMNG is located in Victoria
Location in Victoria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,027 6,650 Asphalt
18/36 1,461 4,793 Asphalt
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Mangalore Airport (ICAO: YMNG) is located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) west[1] Mangalore, Victoria, Australia. The airport is about 2 hours north of Melbourne by road, and is home to the Helicopter Pilot College, Kestrel Aviation and Moorabbin Aviation Services (Mangalore Campus).

It was established in 1939 for training Royal Australian Air Force pilots. In 1947 it became a civil airfield and until 1970 it was an alternative for Essendon Airport.[2]

From November 2007 to April 2009, the airport was home to the Australian Airline Pilot Academy (AAPA) owned by Regional Express Airlines.[3] AAPA relocated to Wagga Airport, New South Wales in 2009.

In June 2017 Moorabbin Aviation Services Pty Ltd established a campus at Mangalore Airport where they undertake pilot training of international students. One of their major clients being China Southern Airlines, training their airline cadets.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 29 December 1948, an empty Australian National Airways Douglas DC-3 from Launceston crashed short of the runway after diverting from Essendon. The aircraft was badly damaged but the crew was unhurt.[4]
  • On 31 October 1954, the first Vickers Viscount aircraft delivered to Australia crashed on take-off for a training flight only days after its arrival in Australia, killing 3 of the 7 people on board.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b YMNG – Mangalore (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018, Aeronautical Chart Archived 10 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "New airport at Mangalore to open soon". The Argus. 28 May 1947. p. 29.
  3. ^ "REX TO CONSTRUCT PILOT ACADEMY AT WAGGA WAGGA". Regional Express Holdings Limited. 18 February 2009.
  4. ^ "Amazing Escape When Airliner Crashes". The Daily News. 29 December 1948. p. 1.
  5. ^ "Viscount Crashes" The Argus - 1 November 1954, p.1 (National Library of Australia) Retrieved 2012-07-01
  6. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 September 2009.