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Goma Airport
IATA: GOM – ICAO: FZNA
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Elevation AMSL 5,089 ft / 1,551 m
Coordinates 01°40′14″S 029°14′18″E / 1.67056°S 29.23833°E / -1.67056; 29.23833
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 1,995 6,545 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Goma International Airport (IATA: GOM, ICAO: FZNA) is an airport serving Goma, a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation Kinshasa, Kisangani
Hewa Bora Airways Beni, Bukavu, Bunia, Entebbe, Kananga, Kinshasa, Kisangani, Mbuji-Mayi
TMK Air Commuter Beni, Bunia, Butembo, Entebbe
Wimbi Dira Airways Kisangani

Incidents

2002 Nyiragongo eruption

Initially built with a paved 3 km runway and a large terminal and apron, the airport has not recovered from the 2002 eruption of the volcano Nyiragongo, 14 km to the north. The airport couldn't handle any wide-bodied aircraft except for freight operations run by relief agencies and the United Nations. A stream of fluid lava 200 m by 1000 m wide flowed onto the runway and through the city center as far as the lake shore, covering over the northern 1 km of the runway and isolating the terminal and apron which were only connected by taxiway to the northern end. The lava can easily be seen in satellite photographs, and aircraft can be seen using the 2 km southern section of the runway which is clear of lava. A temporary apron has been made at the side of the operational part of the runway. A Douglas DC-8 was left stranded on the terminal apron, which is now used by military and relief helicopters.

2008 crash

On 15 April 2008, a Hewa Bora Airways DC-9 overshot the runway during an aborted takeoff and crashed into the marketplace immediately to the south of the airport, killing over 40 people.

2009 overrun

On 19 November 2009, Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation Flight 3711, operated by McDonnell Douglas MD-82 9Q-CAB overran the runway on landing, suffering substantial damage. The overrun area was contaminated by solidified lava.



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General Info
Country Zaire
ICAO ID FZNA
Time UTC+2
Latitude -1.670814
01° 40' 14.93" S
Longitude 29.238464
029° 14' 18.47" E
Elevation 5089 feet
1551 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 000° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS


Communications
UNICOM 121.9
TWR 118.7
GND 124.5
APP 126.5


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
18/36 6545 x 148 feet
1995 x 45 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME GOM GOMA 112X 116.5 1.0 NM 019.3
NDB GS GOMA - 336 1.6 NM 055.7


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

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


Remarks
CAUTION Active volcano 01 17' S 29 13' E, 24 NM fr afld. Helicopters only UFN.
CSTMS/AG/IMG Avbl.
FUEL (NC-100, A1)
RSTD Wide body acft ldg Rwy 36 mand.



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