Tingwall Airport

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Tingwall Airport
Tinguffal Lukuhave
Lerwick/Tingwall Airport
IATA: LWKICAO: EGET
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Shetland Islands Council
Serves Lerwick
Location Gott, Shetland, Scotland
Elevation AMSL 45 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 60°11′31″N 001°14′37″W / 60.19194°N 1.24361°W / 60.19194; -1.24361Coordinates: 60°11′31″N 001°14′37″W / 60.19194°N 1.24361°W / 60.19194; -1.24361
Map
EGET is located in Shetland
EGET
EGET
Location in Shetland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 764 2,507 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Movements 2,050
Passengers 5,059
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority[2]

Tingwall Airport (IATA: LWKICAO: EGET), also known as Lerwick/Tingwall Airport, is located in the Tingwall valley, near the village of Gott, 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) northwest of Lerwick on the mainland island of the Shetland, Scotland. Although it is the nearest airport to Lerwick, it is not Shetland's main airport. Shetland's main airport is at Sumburgh.

Tingwall Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P614) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Shetland Islands Council).[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Directflight[4] Fair Isle, Foula, Papa Stour

Accidents and incidents[edit]

In 1996, an air ambulance lost altitude while turning to final approach for Runway 2 in strong and gusting winds, crashing 1.5 km short of the runway. The pilot was killed, and the physician and nurse in the passenger cabin were injured. (Their patient had already been delivered to Inverness.) Lack of adequate ground lighting or other visual cues during the nighttime approach was a factor.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lerwick/Tingwall - EGET
  2. ^ UK Airport Statistics: 2007 - annual
  3. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences
  4. ^ Directflight Ltd
  5. ^ Air Accidents Investigation Branch. "BN2A-26 Islander, G-BEDZ, 19 May 1996". GOV.UK. Department for Transport, Air Accidents Investigation Branch. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 

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