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Thorshofn Airport

Þórshöfn Airport (Icelandic: Þórshafnarflugvöllur) (IATA: THO, ICAO: BITN) is an airport located in Þórshöfn, a village in northeast Iceland. It is also referred to as Thorshofn Airport in many English-language sources.

Þórshöfn Airport was previously located about 4.8 km to the northeast, at 66°15′07″N 15°16 23″W, near Sauðanes, and had the ICAO code BITH (but the same IATA code – THO). It had a slightly shorter runway with a gravel surface, which has since been closed.

Þórshöfn Airport
Þórshafnarflugvöllur
  • IATA: THO
  • ICAO: BITN
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ISAVIA
Serves Þórshöfn, Iceland
Elevation AMSL 64 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 66°13′06″N
015°20′08″W
Map
THO is located in Iceland

THO
Location of Airport in Iceland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 1,199 3,934 Asphalt

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Norlandair Akureyri, Vopnafjörður

Accidents and incidents

The wreck of the DC-3 is nowadays used as a sheep and horse shelter on private land

The wreck of the DC-3 is nowadays used as a sheep and horse shelter on private land

  • In July 1969, Douglas R4D-6 Bu 150187 of the United States Navy was damaged beyond economic repair in an accident at Þórshöfn Airport. Pilot Russell W. Sims Jr, Executive Officer of NAS Keflavik, was flying in supplies and mail when cross winds, unimproved runway surface coupled with what the investigative report stated was pilot error was not able to keep control of the plane upon landing, going off the runway surface and destroying the landing gear. Another source states that the aircraft swung off the runway during takeoff.

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General Info
Country Iceland
ICAO ID BITN
Time UTC 0
Latitude 66.218453
66 13' 06.43" N
Longitude -15.335625
015 20' 08.25" W
Elevation 65 feet
20 meters
Magnetic Variation 014 W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
INFO 118.1
REYKJAVIK ACC
Opr H24.
119.7


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
02/20 3934 x 98 feet
1199 x 30 meters
BITUMINOUS, TAR OR ASPHALT MIXED IN PLACE, OILED. - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB TN THORSHOFN - 373 At Field -


Remarks
OPR HOURS Opr 0800-1200Z Sun-Fri, clsd Sat.

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