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|Region||Asia and Pacific|
|Location||Lockhart River, Queensland|
23.469601 m77 ft
|Coordinates||12° 47' 16" S, 143° 18' 25" E|
| All Airports
|YBBN, YBCG, YBMK, YBSU, YDBY, YEML, YLHR, YMHB, YMLT, YMML, YMOR, YNPE, YORG, YPDN, YPGV, YPKG, YPKU, YPLM, YPPH, YPXM, YSNF, YSSY, YSTW|
|Date/Time||19 May 2013 21:21:44|
Tropical Revolving Storm
Lockhart River Airport
ICAO: YLHR IATA: IRG
Lockhart River Airport, also known as Iron Range Airport, is an airport in Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia, located approximately 800 km431.965 nm
2,624,671.918 ft north of Cairns on the eastern coast of Cape York Peninsula. Being so remote with the road to Lockhart River being impassable during the tropical wet season (Monsoons), the airport provides a vital transport hub for the community as well as being the only means of freighting in critical medical and other supplies during the summer months.
Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw).
Flight Safety Considerations
- Cumulonimbus, is a heavy and dense cloud of considerable vertical extent in the form of a mountain or huge tower, often associated with heavy precipitation, lightning and thunder. The mature Cumulonimbus cloud has a distinctive flat, anvil shaped top.
- Tropical Revolving Storm, can cause significant damage to infrastructure and high loss of life. Areas affected by a significant storm can take months or even years to recover from the human, economic, and environmental damage. It is not uncommon for aircraft to be evacuated from an airport in advance of the landfall of a tropical storm. Damage and disruption to Airport and ATM infrastructure may render airports across a large area unusable, reducing the capacity and capability of ANSPs and closing, or reducing the capacity of, airports.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of YLHR
- SW4, vicinity Lockhart River Queensland Australia, 2005 (CFIT HF) (On 7 May 2005, a Fairchild Aircraft Inc. SA227-DC Metro 23 aircraft, was being operated by Transair on an IFR flight from Bamaga to Cairns, with an intermediate stop at Lockhart River, Queensland. The aircraft impacted terrain approximately 11 km north-west of the Lockhart River aerodrome and was destroyed by the impact forces and an intense, fuel-fed, post-impact fire.)