Mbuji Mayi Airport

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Mbuji Mayi Airport
Aéroport de Mbuji-Mayi.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Mbuji Mayi
Location Bipemba, Mbuji Mayi, Kasai-Oriental, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Elevation AMSL 2,221 ft / 677 m
Coordinates 06°07′16″S 023°34′08″E / 6.12111°S 23.56889°E / -6.12111; 23.56889
Map
Mbuji Mayi Airport is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mbuji Mayi Airport
Mbuji Mayi Airport
Location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 1,999 6,558 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Mbuji Mayi Airport (IATA: MJMICAO: FZWA) is an airport serving Mbuji Mayi[1] (formerly Bakwanga), the capital of the Kasai-Oriental Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 2,221 feet (677 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,999 by 45 metres (6,558 ft × 148 ft) with poor quality pavement.[1][3]


Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Kasaï Kananga, Kinshasa[4]
Congo Airways Kinshasa-N'djili, Lubumbashi[5]

Accidents and Incidents[edit]

  • On Aug 19, 2015, a Brussels Airlines Boeing 737, operating for Korongo Airlines, sustained damage to its horizontal stabilizer upon landing at Mbuji Mayi Airport due to bad pavement conditions [6]
  • On Dec 24, 2015, a Air Services Cargo Airbus A310 was unable to stop on the runway due to poor pavement conditions and wet runway surface, and exited the runway. A total of 8 people were killed and 9 injured, all on the ground. [7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Airport information for FZWA from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for MJM at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Accident: Brussels B733 at Mbuji-Mayi on Aug 19th 2015, stabilizer damaged by dislodged runway pavement
  4. ^ Air Kasaï, 2016 timetable, http://www.airkasai.cd/nos-destinations-2/
  5. ^ HORAIRE AVEC 1 Q400 DU 06/06 AU 10/07/2016 (Heures locales), http://www.congoairways.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/HORAIRE-1-Q400-2016-V2.0-ok.pdf
  6. ^ Accident: Brussels B733 at Mbuji-Mayi on Aug 19th 2015, stabilizer damaged by dislodged runway pavement
  7. ^ Accident: Services Air A313 at Mbuji-Mayi on Dec 24th 2015, runway excursion on landing
  8. ^ Accident: Services Air A313 at Mbuji-Mayi on Dec 24th 2015, runway excursion on landing

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