Alberto Carnevalli Airport
Coordinates: 8°34′59″N 71°10′0″W / 8.58306°N 71.166667°W Alberto Carnevalli Airport (IATA: MRD, ICAO: SVMD) is an airport located 3 km southwest of Mérida, Venezuela, at an elevation of 1,526 m MSL. Its longest runway is 1,630 m long. It is situated in a valley in the Andean mountains, surrounded by higher terrain in all quadrants. Night operations are prohibited.
Accidents and incidents
On 21 February 2008, Santa Bárbara Airlines Flight 518, an ATR 42-300 twin-turboprop en route to Caracas, crashed shortly after takeoff from Carnevalli, killing all 46 persons on board. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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08° 34' 56.26" N
071° 09' 40.27" W
||008° W (01/06)
||CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
||SUNRISE TO SUNSET (SR-SS)
||5348 x 148 feet
1630 x 45 meters
||Opr haz caused by hi terrain and rapidly chg wx cond. 31' twr lctd 165' from apch end Rwy 06. 26' twr lctd 1150' right side thld Rwy 06. 26' twr lctd 500' right side Rwy 06.
||Ldg proh rwy 24. Tkof proh rwy 06.
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