Ratanakiri Airport

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Ratanakiri Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia
Location Ban Lung
Coordinates 13°43′55″N 106°59′01″E / 13.73194°N 106.98361°E / 13.73194; 106.98361Coordinates: 13°43′55″N 106°59′01″E / 13.73194°N 106.98361°E / 13.73194; 106.98361
Map
VDRK is located in Cambodia
VDRK
VDRK
Location of airport in Cambodia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 1,300 4,265
Statistics (?)
Passenger movements ?
Airfreight movements in tonnes ?
Aircraft movements ?

Ratanakiri Airport (IATA: RBE[1]ICAO: VDRK) is an airport in Ban Lung town in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia.[2]

History[edit]

In November 2005, there was a minor accident at Ratanakiri Airport when a plane arriving from Phnom Penh hit the side of the runway and ground looped, which caused the right hand main landing gear to collapse. The Y-7-100C aircraft was operated by PMT Air and leased from Royal Phnom Penh Airways. There were 59 passengers and 6 crew aboard at the time of the crash, but there were no fatalities.[3] In the wake of this incident, and the more serious crash of PMTair Flight 241 in Kampot in July, PMT Air ceased regular commercial flights to Ratanakiri. Since then, no commercial flights to Ban Lung are available and only chartered and private flights use the airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for RBE at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Location Indicators. ICAO Doc 7910/128, June 2008.
  3. ^ "Accident description". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 

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