Teniente R. Marsh Airport

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Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Airport
Villa Las Estrellas Airport
Aeropuerto Teniente Rodolfo Marsh
Aeropuerto Villa Las Estrellas
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aeropuertos Chile
Serves Villa Las Estrellas and Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva
Elevation AMSL 147 ft / 45 m
Coordinates 62°11′27.93″S 58°59′10.74″W / 62.1910917°S 58.9863167°W / -62.1910917; -58.9863167Coordinates: 62°11′27.93″S 58°59′10.74″W / 62.1910917°S 58.9863167°W / -62.1910917; -58.9863167
Map
SCRM is located in Antarctica
SCRM
SCRM
Location of Aeropuerto de Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Martin in Antarctica
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 4,238 1.319 Gravel

The Teniente R. Marsh Airport is the northernmost airport in the continent of Antarctica. It mainly serves the nearby village, Villa Las Estrellas and the Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva. It is located on King George Island, Antártica, Antarctica.

The airport has 5 small buildings (hangar, control tower) and a small apron area for parking aircraft.

It is the only airport in Antarctica which has an IATA code. This is because it is served by various public flights, usually as part of a fly/cruise such as those run by Quark Expeditions. However there is no regular scheduled public service to the airport.

The airport uses the GMT -4:00 timezone.

Incidents[edit]

  • February 25, 1992 – Ejército de Chile (Chile) CASA 235M-100 with 11 on board crashed at the airport. No deaths or injuries were reported. The aircraft was written off.

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