Tonj Airport

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Tonj Airport
Summary
Airport type Public, Civilian
Owner Civil Aviation Authority of South Sudan
Serves Tonj, South Sudan
LocationFlag of South Sudan.svg  South Sudan
Elevation  AMSL 431 m / 1,414 ft
Coordinates 07°15′58″N028°39′45″E / 7.26611°N 28.66250°E / 7.26611; 28.66250 Coordinates: 07°15′58″N028°39′45″E / 7.26611°N 28.66250°E / 7.26611; 28.66250
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Location of airport in South Sudan
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16/34Unpaved

Tonj Airport( ICAO : HSTO) is an airport serving Tonj in South Sudan. It is located in Tonj County in Tonj State, in the town of Tonj, in the northwestern part of South Sudan. The airport is located just outside town to the west of the central business district.

ICAO airport code four-letter code designating many airports around the world

The ICAOairport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world. These codes, as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators, are used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning.

Airport location where aircraft take off and land

An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport. Airports often have facilities to store and maintain aircraft, and a control tower. An airport consists of a landing area, which comprises an aerially accessible open space including at least one operationally active surface such as a runway for a plane to take off or a helipad, and often includes adjacent utility buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminals. Larger airports may have airport aprons, taxiway bridges, air traffic control centres, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services. In some countries, the US in particular, they also typically have one or more fixed-base operators, serving general aviation.

Tonj Tonj State in Warrap State, South Sudan

Tonj is a town in South Sudan.

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This location lies approximately 420 kilometres (260 mi), by air, northwest of Juba International Airport, the largest airport in South Sudan. [1] The geographic coordinates of this airport are: 7° 15' 59.89"N, 28° 39' 44.35"E (Latitude: 7.266639; Longitude: 28.662322). Tonj Airport is situated 431 metres (1,414 ft) above sea level. [2] The airport has a single unpaved runway, the dimensions of which are not publicly known at this time.

South Sudan country in Africa

South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. The country gained its independence from the Republic of the Sudan in 2011, making it the newest country with widespread recognition. Its capital and largest city is Juba.

Runway Area of surface used by aircraft to takeoff from and land on

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft". Runways may be a man-made surface or a natural surface.

Overview

Tonj Airport is a small civilian that serves the town of Tonj and surrounding communities. The airport does not yet receive regular scheduled airline service.

Accidents

On 20 December 2009, a turboprop British Aerospace BAe-748-398, with four (4) crew members and thirty-seven (37) passengers, registration 5Y-YKM, operated by 748 Air Services, overshot the runway while landing, striking a cluster of houses and killing a woman and her child on the ground. None of the occupants were injured but the plane was damaged beyond repair and was written off. [3]

British Aerospace Aerospace and defense company

British Aerospace plc (BAe) was a British aircraft, munitions and defence-systems manufacturer. Its head office was at Warwick House in the Farnborough Aerospace Centre in Farnborough, Hampshire. Formed in 1977, in 1999 it purchased Marconi Electronic Systems, the defence electronics and naval shipbuilding subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, to form BAE Systems.

Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Airliner family by Hawker Siddeley, later British Aerospace

The Hawker Siddeley HS 748 is a medium-sized turboprop airliner originally designed by the British firm Avro in the late 1950s as a replacement for the aging DC-3s then in widespread service as feederliners. Avro concentrated on performance, notably for STOL operations, and found a dedicated market. 380 aircraft were built by Hawker Siddeley. A larger, stretched development of the HS 748, the BAe ATP, attempted to compete with the de Havilland Canada Dash 8 but saw a limited production run.

748 Air Services is a charter airline operating in the passenger and cargo business. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya.

See also

Warrap (state) state of South Sudan

Warrap, sometimes spelled Warab, or was one of the original 10 states of South Sudan.

Bahr el Ghazal (region of South Sudan) Region in South Sudan

The Bahr el Ghazal is a historical region of northwestern South Sudan. It was dissolved in 2015. Its name came from the river Bahr el Ghazal.

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