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José María Córdova International Airport

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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 <br />7,027 ft <br />7,027 ft2,141.83 m <br />
Coordinates 6° 10' 14.75" N, 75° 25' 39.43" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
18/36 3500 m11,482.94 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation SKRG 211300Z 30004KT 3500 BR BKN005 14/13 Q1028 BECMG FM1400 5000 HZ SCT010 RMK A3037
Station Rionegro / J. M. Cordova
Date/Time 21 October 2021 13:00:00
Wind direction 300°
Wind speed 04 kts
Lowest cloud amount broken clouds
Temperature 14°C
Dew point 13°C
Humidity 93%
QNH 1028 hPa
Weather condition n/a

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


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.)