Stoelmans Eiland Airstrip (IATA: SMZ, ICAO: SMST) is an airstrip serving Stoelmans Eiland, an island on the eastern border of Suriname.
Charters and destinations
Charter Airlines serving this airport are:
Incidents and Accidents
- On 15 May 1974 a Cessna 172K Skyhawk, registered PZ-NAB, from the Aero Club Suriname was written off at Stoelmans Eiland. Fortunately there were no fatalities, the pilot was G. Brunings.
- On 23 August 1974 a Cessna 337E Super Skymaster, registered PZ-PAS, from the Pater Albrinck Stichting was damaged at Stoelmans Eiland, the pilot was F. Siem Tjam.
- On 9 October 1982 a Dornier DO 28D-1 Skyservant from Gum Air registered PZ-TBB and piloted by P.Gummels was damaged at Stoelmans Eiland, the airplane was later repaired.
- On 18 October 1986 a De Havilland Canada DHC6-300 Twin Otter from the Surinaamse Luchtvaart Maatschappij, registered PZ-TCD, was hijacked by the Jungle Commando at Stoelmans Eiland, after landing. The airplane had departed Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport with 4 people on board. Lloyds paid FL 500000 to get the aircraft back. The hijacking lasted less than 1 day, there were 5 hijackers. The same airplane was sold years later, in 2005 to Gum Air, and is still flying in Suriname now registered PZ-TBY.