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Kuvumu Airport
Bukavu Kuvumu Airport
IATA: BKY – ICAO: FZMA

Kuvumu
Airport
(Bukavu)
Location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Bukavu, DRC
Elevation AMSL 5,643 ft / 1,720 m
Coordinates 02°18′32″S 028°48′31″E / 2.30889°S 28.80861°E / -2.30889; 28.80861
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Kavumu Airport (IATA: BKY, ICAO: FZMA) is the domestic airport serving Bukavu, the capital city of the Sud-Kivu (South Kivu) province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The airport is located about 25 km (16 mi) north of Bukavu.

Facilities

The airport is at an elevation of 5,643 feet (1,720 m) above mean sea level. It has one 2,000 by 45 metres (6,562 × 148 ft) runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface.

Accidents and incidents

On 1 September 2008 a Beechcraft 1900C-1 registered as ZS-OLD operated by CEM Air for the charity Air Serv International was 15 km out on approach to Bukavu when it flew into a steep ridge on Mount Kahuzi at 10,000 ft near Bukavu-Kavum. All 15 passengers and 2 crew aboard were killed.



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General Info
Country Zaire
ICAO ID FZMA
Time UTC+2
Latitude -2.308978
02° 18' 32.32" S
Longitude 28.808803
028° 48' 31.69" E
Elevation 5643 feet
1720 meters
Magnetic Variation 000° E (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SUNRISE TO SUNSET (SR-SS)


Communications
TWR 118.1
118.9


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
17/35 6562 x 148 feet
2000 x 45 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB BKV BUKAVU - 255 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Unknown fuel type or whether there is any fuel.


Remarks
CSTMS/AG/IMG Avbl.
OPR HOURS Opr SR-SS



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