Shelter Cove Airport

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Shelter Cove Airport
Shelter Cove CA.jpg
2012 photo
Airport type Public
Operator Shelter Cove Resort
Location Shelter Cove, California
Elevation AMSL 69 ft / 21 m
Coordinates 40°01′40″N 124°04′24″W / 40.02778°N 124.07333°W / 40.02778; -124.07333Coordinates: 40°01′40″N 124°04′24″W / 40.02778°N 124.07333°W / 40.02778; -124.07333
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 3,400 1,036 Asphalt

Shelter Cove Airport (FAA LID: 0Q5) is a public airport located in Shelter Cove, serving Humboldt County, California, USA. This general aviation airport covers 50 acres and has one runway.

The proximity to the ocean and on-field restaurant make the Shelter Cove Airport a popular fly-in destination when weather permits.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 28 June 1971, Douglas C-47 N90627 of Lake Riverside Estates crashed on take-off on a domestic non-scheduled passenger flight to San Jose International Airport. Seventeen of the 24 people on board were killed. The cause of the accident was that flight was attempted with the rudder and elevator gust locks in place. Inadequate pre-flight inspection was a contributory factor.[1]


  1. ^ "N90627 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 19 September 2010.

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