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Mbuji Mayi Airport

Mbuji Mayi Airport (IATA: MJM, ICAO: FZWA) is an airport serving Mbuji Mayi (formerly Bakwanga), the capital of the Kasai-Oriental Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Mbuji Mayi Airport
Mbuji Mayi Airport.

Mbuji Mayi Airport
  • IATA: MJM
  • ICAO: FZWA
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Mbuji Mayi
Location Bipemba, Mbuji Mayi, Kasai-Oriental, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Elevation AMSL 2,221 ft / 677 m
Coordinates 06°07′16″S
023°34′08″E
Map

Location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 1,999 6,558 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF GCM SkyVector

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 2,221 feet (677 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,999 by 45 metres (6,558 ft × 148 ft) with poor quality pavement.


Mbuji Mayi Airport
Mbuji Mayi Airport.

The Mbuji Mayi non-directional beacon (Ident: MN) is located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) north-northwest of the airport. The Mbuji Mayi VOR/DME (Ident: MBY) is located on the field.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Kasaï Kananga, Kinshasa–N'djili
Congo Airways Kinshasa–N'djili, Lubumbashi
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa

Mbuji Mayi Airport
Mbuji Mayi Airport.

Accidents and Incidents

  • On Aug 19, 2015, a Brussels Airlines Boeing 737, operating for Korongo Airlines, sustained damage to its horizontal stabilizer upon landing at Mbuji Mayi Airport due to bad pavement conditions
  • On Dec 24, 2015, a Services Air Cargo Airbus A310 was unable to stop on the runway due to poor pavement conditions and wet runway surface, and exited the runway. A total of 8 people were killed and 9 injured, all on the ground.


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