Shah Makhdum Airport
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|Shah Makhdum Airport|
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh|
|Elevation AMSL||55 ft / 16.8 m|
Shah Makhdum Airport (IATA: RJH, ICAO: VGRJ) is a domestic airport serving Rajshahi, the principal city of the Rajshahi Division in Bangladesh. The airport is named after Sufi saint Shah Makhdum Rupos.
Airlines and destinations
|Biman Bangladesh Airlines||Dhaka|
Incidents and accidents
- 25 April 2013: A 2-seater Cessna 152 (S2-ABI), a flight training aircraft of Bangladesh Flying Academy crash landed in the airport, while landing in the airport on 4:24 pm. The aircraft flipped upside-down; the flight instructor and trainee pilot inside escaped with minor injuries.
- 1 April 2015: Another Cessna 152 (S2-ADI) aircraft of Bangladesh Flying Academy crashed at the airport and got engulfed by fire after the pilot conducted a rejected takeoff, sensing technical problems on the aircraft at around 2 pm. The accident left the trainee pilot dead, also leaving the flight instructor with critical burn injuries.After some time,the flight instructor also dead
- Airport information for VGRJ from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for RJH at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- "Training plane crashes in Rajshahi". The Daily Star. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
- "Plane crash in Rajshahi kills female pilot". The Daily Star. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
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- Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh: Airports
- Accident history for RJH at Aviation Safety Network
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