Meghauli Airport

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Meghauli Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Meghauli, Nepal
Elevation AMSL 600 ft / 183 m
Coordinates 27°34′38″N 84°13′44″E / 27.57722°N 84.22889°E / 27.57722; 84.22889
Map
Meghauli is located in Nepal
Meghauli
Meghauli
Location of airport in Nepal
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
8/26 1,085 3,560 Grass
Source: [1][2]

Meghauli Airport (IATA: MEY, ICAO: VNMG) is an airport in Meghauli serving Chitwan National Park and Bharatpur Metropolitan City in Chitwan district of Province No. 2 in southern Nepal.[1]

History[edit]

The airfield was built in 1961, when Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip visited Chitwan.[3] In 1982, the first Elephant polo world cup was played on the airfield.[4] After being closed for several years, the airport reopened in 2016 for charter operations and from 2017 Nepal Airlines carried out scheduled operations again.[5][6]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 600 feet (183 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway which is 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) in length.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Nepal Airlines Kathmandu[7]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • 25 April 1996 – Royal Nepal Airlines BAe 748 Series 2B (9N-ABR) overran the runway at Meghauli Airport, after a flight from Kathmandu, when landing in rain on the grass airstrip. The aircraft ran across some ditches, causing the nosegear to collapse. None of the 4 crew and 27 passengers were injured.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Airport information for Meghauli, Nepal (VNMG / MEY) at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "Meghauli Airport" (PDF). Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Retrieved 1 September 2018. 
  3. ^ "Meghauli Airport resumes operation". The Kathmandu Post. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018. 
  4. ^ "Final whistle for elephant polo in Nepal after 35 years". China Daily. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018. 
  5. ^ "Flight operation resumes in Meghauli Airport after 5 years". Aviation Nepal. 9 November 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2018. 
  6. ^ "NAC to fly 3 times weekly to Meghauli". The Kathmandu Post. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018. 
  7. ^ "NAC to commence Regular Flights to Meghauli and Taplejung from Nov 29". Aviation Nepal. Retrieved 24 November 2017. 
  8. ^ "Accident description". ASN. Retrieved 16 December 2017. 

See also[edit]

List of airports in Nepal

External links[edit]