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Madang Airport
IATA: MAG – ICAO: AYMD
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Papua New Guinea Office Of Civil Aviation
Location Madang
Coordinates 5°12′30″S 145°47′0″E / 5.20833°S 145.783333°E / -5.20833; 145.783333Coordinates: 5°12′30″S 145°47′0″E / 5.20833°S 145.783333°E / -5.20833; 145.783333
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 5,174 1,577 Asphalt
Source: World Aero Data [1]

Madang Airport (IATA: MAG, ICAO: AYMD), is an airport located in Madang, Papua New Guinea.

Airlines and destinations

  • Air Niugini (Lae, Port Moresby, Wewak)

Regional Air, Hevilift, and Heli-Niugini all have bases at the airport, and Airlines PNG also operate charter flights at the airport.

History

World War II

During World War II, occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army in January 1943, as a forward operating airfield for aircraft based at Wewak. Later expanded to a 3250' x 240' runway with a single taxiway with 31 revetment area. Bombed by the allies during late 1943 and early 1944 the airfield became unserviceable.

Imperial Japanese Army Air Force Units at Madang

Imperial Japanese Army Air Force

  • 59th Sentai (Ki-43 Oscar)
  • 68th Sentai (Ki-61 Tony)
  • 248th Sentai (Ki-43-III Oscar)

Allied Liberation

Liberated by Australian Army forces on April 24, 1944. A large amount of high octane fuel was captured and used by the Australians for use in the Royal Australian Navy motor lauch boats. The airfield was repaired and used by the Royal Australian Air Force until the end of the war.

Royal Australian Air Force Units at Madang

  • Headquarters, RAAF Northern Command (NORCOM)
  • No. 4 Squadron RAAF (CAC Boomerang)
  • No. 8 Communication Unit RAAF
  • No. 15 Squadron RAAF (Bristol Beaufort)
  • No. 111 Air-Sea Rescue Flight RAAF (PBY Catalina)
  • No. 120 (Netherlands East Indies) Squadron RAAF
  • No. 2 Medical Receiving Station RAAF
  • No. 109 Mobile Fighter Sector Headquarters RAAF

Accidents and incidents

  • On 11 April 1972, Douglas C-47 VH-PNB of Trans Australia Airlines overran the runway on landing, ending up in the sea damaged beyond economic repair.
  • On 17 July 1972, Douglas C-47A VH-MAE of Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea was damaged beyond economic repair when the starboard undercarriage collapsed on landing. The aircraft was operating a domestic cargo flight from Wapenamanda Airport.
  • On 30 October 1972, Douglas C-47B VH-PNA of Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea overran the runway on landing. The aircraft was subsequently withdrawn from use and used for fire practice, eventually being scrapped in 1978.


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General Info
Country Papua New Guinea
ICAO ID AYMD
Time UTC+10
Latitude -5.207083
05° 12' 25.50" S
Longitude 145.788700
145° 47' 19.32" E
Elevation 20 feet
6 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 005° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)


Communications
TWR
Opr 1900-0900Z
118.1
MADANG CNTR
Opr 1900-0900Z
120.1
126.7
3419
3425
6598
ATIS
Opr 1900-0900Z
127.8


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
07/25 5174 x 105 feet
1577 x 32 meters
ASPHALT 020FCYU NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME MD MADANG 110X 116.3 At Field -
NDB MD MADANG - 362 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (GREEN)


Remarks
CAUTION Rwy 25 lo apch rstd due to ships in harbor. Bird and animal haz.
FUEL Opr 2000-1000Z dly. (NC-100, A1)
RSTD Acft over 44,052 lb use full rwy len on ldg. Execute max rad turns on turning nodes only.
TFC PAT Rgt hand circuits Rwy 07.



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