Pedro Otacílio Figueiredo Airport

Pedro Otacílio Figueiredo Airport (ICAO: SBQV) was the airport that served Vitória da Conquista, Brazil.

Pedro Otacílio Figueiredo Airport

Aeroporto Pedro Otacílio Figueiredo
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSocicam
ServesVitória da Conquista
ClosedJuly 23, 2019 (2019-07-23)
Elevation AMSL915 m / 2,998 ft
Coordinates14°51′49″S 040°51′47″W / 14.86361°S 40.86306°W / -14.86361; -40.86306Coordinates: 14°51′49″S 040°51′47″W / 14.86361°S 40.86306°W / -14.86361; -40.86306
WebsiteSocicam
Map
SBQV is located in Brazil
SBQV
SBQV
Location in Brazil
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 1,775 5,823 Asphalt
Sources: World Aero Data,[1] ANAC[2]
*IATA code VDC has been transferred to Glauber Rocha Airport.

It was administrated by Socicam.

HistoryEdit

The airport was operated by Socicam between 2008 and 2019. The facility was decommissioned on July 23, 2019.

The following airlines once served the airport: Azul Brazilian Airlines, Gol Transportes Aéreos, Voepass.

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • 6 March 1955: a Real Transportes Aéreos Douglas DC-3/C-53-D-DO registration PP-YPZ crashed during approach to land at Vitória da Conquista. The landing gear was lowered but the undercarriage did not lock. The pilot made an overshoot and during a turn to the left the aircraft struck a pole, crashed and caught fire. Of the 21 passengers and crew aboard, 5 died.[3]
  • 9 October 1985: a Nordeste Embraer EMB110C Bandeirante registration PT-GKA operating a cargo flight from Vitória da Conquista to Salvador da Bahia crashed during initial climb from Vitória da Conquista after flying unusually low. The two crew members died.[4]

AccessEdit

The airport was located 3 km (2 mi) from downtown Vitória da Conquista.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vitória da Conquista Airport Information". World Aero Data.
  2. ^ "Lista de aeródromos públicos" (in Portuguese). ANAC.
  3. ^ "Accident description PP-YPZ". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Accident description PT-GKA". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 June 2011.

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