Sacramento Mather Airport

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Sacramento Mather Airport
Mather AFB CA - 17 Aug 1998.jpg
USGS photo, 17 Aug 1998
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerSacramento County
ServesSacramento, California
Elevation AMSL98 ft / 30 m
Coordinates38°33′14″N 121°17′51″W / 38.55389°N 121.29750°W / 38.55389; -121.29750
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4R/22L 11,301 3,445 Asphalt/Concrete
4L/22R 6,038 1,840 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 30 9 Asphalt
H2 100 30 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations101,000
Based aircraft152
Source: FAA[1] and airport web page[2]

Sacramento Mather Airport (IATA: MHR, ICAO: KMHR, FAA LID: MHR) (Mather Airport), is a public airport 11 miles east of Sacramento, in Sacramento County, California. It is on the site of Mather Air Force Base which closed in 1993 pursuant to BRAC action.

Facilities[edit]

Sacramento Mather Airport covers 2,875 acres (1,163 ha) at an elevation of 98 feet (30 m). It has two runways: 4L/22R is 6,038 by 150 feet (1,840 x 46 m) asphalt; 4R/22L is 11,301 by 150 feet (3,445 x 46 m) concrete/asphalt. The airport has two helipads: H1 is 30 x 30 ft. (9 x 9 m); H2 is 100 x 100 ft. (30 x 30 m).[1]

In 2005 the airport had 101,000 aircraft operations, average 276 per day: 55% general aviation, 19% air taxi, 16% airline and 10% military. 152 aircraft were then based at this airport: 23% single-engine, 24% multi-engine, 2% jet, 24% helicopter and 27% military.[1]

Cargo airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ameriflight Reno/Tahoe
DHL Aviation Cincinnati, Salt Lake City
UPS Airlines Louisville, Ontario, Portland (OR), Reno/Tahoe

Incidents[edit]

On February 16, 2000 Emery Worldwide Flight 17, a DC-8 cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff from this airport, killing all 3 crewmembers.[3][4] This incident was profiled on the Canadian TV show Mayday, also known, in the United States, as Air Disasters on the Smithsonian Channel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for MHR (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-07-31.
  2. ^ Mather Airport, Sacramento County Airport System website.
  3. ^ "Emery DC-8 cargo plane crashes near Sacramento, California". CNN.com, retrieved December 13, 2006.
  4. ^ "Safety Board Finds Poor Maintenance Caused Sacramento, Calif., Airport Crash". AccessMyLibrary.com, retrieved December 13, 2006.

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