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Myitkyina Airport



Myitkyina Airport
IATA: MYT – ICAO: VYMK

Myitkyina Airport
Myitkyina Airport (Burma)
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Myitkyina
Location Myitkyina, Burma
Elevation AMSL 145 m / 475 ft
Coordinates 25°23′1.09″N 097°21′06.91″E / 25.3836361°N 97.3519194°E / 25.3836361; 97.3519194
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,859 6,100 Asphalt

Myitkyina Airport is an airport in Myitkyina, Burma (IATA: MYT, ICAO: VYMK).

Airlines and destinations

  • Air Bagan (Mandalay, Putao)
  • Myanma Airways (Mandalay, Putao)

History

Built before World War II as Myitkyina Airfield, the airfield was captured by the Imperial Japanese Army on 8 May 1942 during the Japanese conquest of Burma. During the occupation, it was used by the Japanese Air Force as a fighter base, attacking Allied aircraft flying "the Hump" transport supply missions between India and China.

The airfield was attacked on numerous missions by Tenth Air Force and Royal Air Force fighter and bombers until being driven from the Myitkyina area by Merrill's Marauders (officially named the 6th Ranger Battalion-5307th Composite Unit (provisional)) on 17 May 1944.

Once in Allied hands, the 3d Combat Cargo Group moved in with C-47 Skytrains and used Myitkyina as a combat resupply airfield, air-dropping pallets of supplies and ammunition to the advancing Allied forces on the ground. In January 1945, the 80th Fighter Group flew P-47 Thunderbolts from the field until 24 May 1945. The 1st Combat Cargo Group then moved in with C-47s and remained until August when elements of the 4th Combat Cargo Group replaced them. The 4th CCG operated supply and passenger flights between the airfield and China until December 1945 when American forces pulled out of the area at the end of the war.



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General Info
Country Burma
ICAO ID VYMK
Time UTC+6:30
Latitude 25.383636
25° 23' 01.09" N
Longitude 97.351919
097° 21' 06.91" E
Elevation 475 feet
145 meters
Magnetic Variation 000° W (05/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Near City Pamti


Communications
TWR 118.7
APP 119.7


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
04/22 6100 x 100 feet
1859 x 30 meters
BITUMINOUS, TAR OR ASPHALT MIXED IN PLACE, OILED. - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB MK MYITKYINA - 275 At Field -


Remarks
CSTMS/IMG Opr HO.
LGT Thld lgt avbl.
MISC Ldg fees.
OPR HOURS Opr HO.



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