Tambolaka Airport

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Tambolaka Airport
Bandar Udara Tambolaka
Tambolaka airport.png
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Indonesia
Operator Ministry of Transportation
Serves Waikabubak
Location West Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL 62 m / 203.41 ft
Coordinates 09°24′34.98″S 119°14′40.18″E / 9.4097167°S 119.2444944°E / -9.4097167; 119.2444944
Website http://tmc.otoritasbandara.info/
TMC is located in Indonesia Sumba
Location of airport in Sumba Island
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28[1] 2,300 7,546 Asphalt

Tambolaka Airport is an airport in Tambolaka, West Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia (IATA: TMCICAO: WADT).

Terminals, Airlines and destinations[edit]

The airport is currently building a new terminal to replace the old terminal.

Airlines Destinations
Garuda Indonesia Denpasar, Kupang
TransNusa Air Services Denpasar, Ende, Kupang
Wings Air Denpasar, Kupang

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On February 11, 2006, Adam Air Flight 782, registration number PK-KKE, lost navigational and communications systems twenty minutes into a flight from Jakarta to Makassar, South Sulawesi. The plane was subsequently flown into a radar "black spot" and was lost for several hours, eventually making an emergency landing at Tambolaka Airport, Sumba (on a different island 481 km away from their intended destination, and southeast from their origin, instead of north-east). The pilot in that incident was fired. Adam Air broke multiple safety regulations, including removing an aircraft before it was due for inspection by aviation authorities.[2]