Río Amazonas Airport

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Río Amazonas Airport
Aeropuerto Río Amazonas
Rio Amazonas Airport aerial view.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Ecuadorian Military
Operator Mission Aviation Fellowship
Location Shell Mera, Pastaza
Elevation AMSL 3,465 ft / 1,056 m
Coordinates 01°30′19″S 078°03′46″W / 1.50528°S 78.06278°W / -1.50528; -78.06278
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 1,540 5,052 Asphalt

Río Amazonas Airport (IATA: PTZICAO: SESM) is located at Shell Mera in the Pastaza Province in Ecuador. The airport was established in 1937 by Royal Dutch Shell and abandoned in 1948. In 1949 the Mission Aviation Fellowship, a Christian missionary group, established themselves in the area and used the airport as their main base.

Plane crash[edit]

In March 2016, a military plane taking off from Amazonas Airport crashed in Pastaza province, killing all 22 soldiers aboard.[1][2][3]

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