Tomás de Heres Airport

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Tomás de Heres Airport
Aeropuerto Nacional Tomas de Heres
Jimmy Angel's airplane
Airport type Public
Serves Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
Elevation AMSL 197 ft / 60 m
Coordinates 8°07′20″N 63°32′10″W / 8.12222°N 63.53611°W / 8.12222; -63.53611Coordinates: 8°07′20″N 63°32′10″W / 8.12222°N 63.53611°W / 8.12222; -63.53611
CBL is located in Venezuela
Location in Venezuela
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,785 5,856 Asphalt
12/30 Closed[1]
Sources: Google Maps[2] GCM[3]

Tomás de Heres Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Nacional Tomas de Heres, (IATA: CBLICAO: SVCB)) is an airport serving Ciudad Bolívar, the capital of the Bolívar state of Venezuela.

The airport is named in honor of Tomás de Heres (es), a hero of Latin American independence and governor of Venezuela's former Guayana Province.

The Ciudad Bolivar VOR-DME (Ident: CBL) is located on the field.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
RUTACA Airlines Caracas, Maturín

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 25 January 2001, RUTACA Airlines Flight 225, operated by Douglas DC-3C YV-224-C crashed at Ciudad Bolívar killing all 24 on board plus one person on the ground. Another person on the ground was seriously injured. There were unconfirmed reports that a 25th person may have been on board the aircraft. The aircraft was on a non-scheduled domestic passenger flight from Tomás de Heres Airport to Del Caribe "Santiago Mariño" International Airport, Porlamar and had developed an engine problem shortly after take-off.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rwy 12/30 Closed
  2. ^ Google Maps - Tomás de Heres
  3. ^ Airport information for CBL at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ CBL VOR
  5. ^ "YV-224-C Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "SINIESTRO DEL YV – 224C" (in Spanish). Rescate. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Tomás de Heres Airport at Wikimedia Commons