Sutan Sjahrir Air Force Base

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Sutan Sjahrir Air Force Base
Pangkalan Udara Sutan Sjahrir
باندارو تابڠ
Tabing Airport MRD-2.jpg
Tabing Airport terminal (2004)
Airport type Military
Operator Government
Location Nanggalo, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 9 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 0°52′51″S 100°21′14″E / 0.8807°S 100.3539°E / -0.8807; 100.3539Coordinates: 0°52′51″S 100°21′14″E / 0.8807°S 100.3539°E / -0.8807; 100.3539
Sutan Sjahrir Air Force Base is located in Sumatra Topography
Sutan Sjahrir Air Force Base
Sutan Sjahrir Air Force Base
Location of Tabing Airport in Sumatra, Indonesia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 7,041 2,146 Concrete
Source: DAFIF

Sutan Sjahrir Air Force Base, formerly Tabing Airport (IATA: PDGICAO: WIMG), is a military air base in Padang, Indonesia. Tabing Airport was West Sumatra's primary airport for civil aviation prior to the opening of Minangkabau International Airport on 22 July 2005. Tabing Airport is now used by the Indonesian Air Force, renaming it after Sutan Sjahrir, Indonesia's first prime minister.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 13 October 2012, a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-200, registration PK-CJD operating as Sriwijaya Air Flight 21 bound for Minangkabau from Medan, accidentally landed at the airport. None of its 96 passengers and 4 crew were injured, and both pilots were subsequently suspended and questioned by the NTSC.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Indonesia plane lands at Tabing not Padang". BBC News Asia. 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  2. ^ "SRIWIJAYA AIR NYASAR : KNKT Periksa Percakapan Pilot" (in Indonesian). Solo Pos. 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 

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