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José María Córdova International Airport

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SKRG
Airport
ICAO: SKRG – IATA: MDE
Summary
Name José María Córdova International Airport
Region South America and Caribbean
Territory Colombia CO.gif
Location Rionegro, Antioquia
Serving Medellín
Elevation 2,141.83 m
7,027 ft
7,027 ft2,141.83 m
Coordinates 6° 10' 14.75" N, 75° 25' 39.43" W
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
18/36 3500 m11,482.94 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes


METAR
Observation SKRG 040000Z 03004KT 9999 VCSH SCT015TCU SCT080 17/14 A3022 NOSIG RMK TCU VCSH/NE/SE
Station Rionegro / J. M. Cordova
Date/Time 04 July 2020 00:00:00
Wind direction 30°
Wind speed 04 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 17°C
Dew point 14°C
Humidity 82%
QNH hPa
Weather condition in vicinity: showers

José María Córdova International Airport is located in the city of Rionegro, 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of Medellín.

Climatology

Tropical rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af)

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of SKRG

  • RJ85, vicinity Medellín International (Rionegro) Colombia, 2016 (On 29 November 2016, a BAe Avro RJ85 failed to complete its night charter flight to Medellín (Rionegro) when all engines stopped due to fuel exhaustion and it crashed in mountainous terrain 10 nm from its intended destination killing almost all occupants. The Investigation noted the complete disregard by the aircraft commander of procedures essential for safe flight by knowingly departing with significantly less fuel onboard than required for the intended flight and with no apparent intention to refuel en route. It found that this situation arose in a context of a generally unsafe operation subject to inadequate regulatory oversight.)