Itaituba Airport

Itaituba Airport (IATA: ITB, ICAO: SBIH) is the airport serving Itaituba, Brazil.

Itaituba Airport

Aeroporto de Itaituba
Aeroporto de Itaituba (3).jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesItaituba
Elevation AMSL33 m / 108 ft
Coordinates04°14′32″S 056°00′03″W / 4.24222°S 56.00083°W / -4.24222; -56.00083Coordinates: 04°14′32″S 056°00′03″W / 4.24222°S 56.00083°W / -4.24222; -56.00083
Map
ITB is located in Brazil
ITB
ITB
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,700 5,266 Asphalt
Sources: World Aero Data,[1] ANAC[2]

HistoryEdit

Itaituba is one of the most important airports in the southwest region of the state of Pará, being classified as a regional airport. It is served by regular flights. In addition, air taxi companies offer flights to small villages and localities farther away from the city urban area, as well as to several gold mining spots and neighboring cities.

The airport terminal has several facilities such as free wi-fi, shopping and stores, and a food court. Landing and take-off operations in the airport are carried out by Itaituba Air Navigation Group (GNA III - SBIH). The airport is also equipped with instruments and light finalization for night flight operations (IFR).

 
Itaituba Airport Terminal

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Voepass operated by
MAP Linhas Aéreas
Altamira, Belém, Manaus

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • 26 April 1994: a Penta Cessna 208A Caravan registration PP-OGI flying from Itaituba to Jacareacanga under poor visibility and below minimums crashed shortly before touch-down at Jacareacanga partly due to the pilot's lack of experience. The crew of 2 died.[3]
  • 22 March 1994: a Táxi Aéreo Kovacs Cessna 402, after taking off from runway 05, lost control and crashed onto a lake in the vicinity of runway 23. The aircraft was completely damaged, and the co-pilot and two passengers drowned after leaving the aircraft.[citation needed]
  • 22 October 1994: a TABA DHC-8-300 was hijacked by thieves, who stole a load of gold that had as destination the city of Belém, Pará.[4]

AccessEdit

The airport is located 6 km (4 mi) from downtown Itaituba.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Itaituba Airport Information". World Aero Data.
  2. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC.
  3. ^ "Accident description PT-OGI". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  4. ^ "TABA incident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved June 17, 2012.

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