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Canaima Airport



Canaima Airport
Aeropuerto de Canaima
IATA: CAJ – ICAO: SVCN
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Canaima National Park
Location Canaima, Venezuela
Elevation AMSL 1,450 ft / 442 m
Coordinates 06°13′55″N 062°51′15″W / 6.23194°N 62.85417°W / 6.23194; -62.85417
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 7,070 2,155 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Canaima Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Canaima) (IATA: CAJ, ICAO: SVCN) is an airport in Canaima, a town located in Canaima National Park in the state of Bolívar in Venezuela.

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 1,450 feet (442 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 01/19 with an asphalt surface measuring 7,070 by 98 feet (2,155 × 30 m).

Accidents and incidents

  • On 27 August 1972, Douglas C-47 YV-C-AKE of LAV suffered a failure of the port engine shortly after take-off on a domestic scheduled passenger flight to Tomás de Heres Airport, Ciudad Bolivar. The aircraft crashed whilst attempting to return to Canaima, killing all 34 people on board.
  • On 2 October 1998, Douglas DC-3C YV-611C of Servivensa crashed on approach to Canaima Airport. The aircraft had been on a local sightseeing flight to view the Angel Falls. One of the 25 people on board was killed.


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General Info
Country Venezuela
ICAO ID SVCN
Time UTC-4
Latitude 6.231989
06° 13' 55.16" N
Longitude -62.854433
062° 51' 15.96" W
Elevation 1450 feet
442 meters
Magnetic Variation 013° W (01/06)
Operating Agency PRIVATE
Operating Hours SUNRISE TO SUNSET (SR-SS)


Communications
TWR 118.5
RDO 131.2


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
01/19 7070 x 98 feet
2155 x 30 meters
ASPHALT 020FAWT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME CMA CANAIMA 122X 117.5 1.9 NM 004.8


Remarks
OPR HOURS Opr SR-SS.



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