West Georgia Regional Airport
|West Georgia Regional Airport
O. V. Gray Field
|Owner/Operator||West Georgia Airport Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||1,161 ft / 354 m|
West Georgia Regional Airport (ICAO: KCTJ, FAA LID: CTJ), also known as O. V. Gray Field, is a public use airport located five nautical miles (9 km) northwest of the central business district of Carrollton, in Carroll County, Georgia, United States. It is owned by the West Georgia Airport Authority.
Facilities and aircraft
The airport covers an area of 396 acres (160 ha) at an elevation of 1,161 feet (354 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 17/35 which measures 5,503 by 100 feet (1,677 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2008, the airport had 24,500 aircraft operations, an average of 67 per day: 98% general aviation and 2% military. At that time there were 43 aircraft based at this airport: 91% single-engine, 5% multi-engine, 2% jet and 2% helicopter.
Incidents and Accidents
- Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529, which had left Atlanta International Airport for Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport suffered an engine failure and was en route to West Georgia Regional Airport when it crashed into a field, killing eight people and fatally wounding another.
- On September 7, 2016, a Diamond DA20C1 and a Beech F33A collided midair at 10:56am, killing all three people involved. One plane was privately owned and the other was from a flight school in the Carrollton area. Both of the planes crash landed a couple of yards away from end of the runway.
- FAA Airport Master Record for CTJ ( PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
- Great Circle Mapper: KCTJ - Carrollton, Georgia - West Georgia Regional Airport
- Harding, Vince Sims, Meghan Packer, Adam. "Mid-air collision at West Georgia Regional Airport leaves three dead". Retrieved 2016-09-07.