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Stornoway plane crash

Stornoway Airport
Port-Adhair Steòrnabhagh
Runway 36 at Stornoway Airport
Airport type Private
Operator Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
Serves Stornoway, Outer Hebrides
Location Isle of Lewis
Elevation AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 58°12′56″N 006°19′52″W / 58.21556°N 6.33111°W / 58.21556; -6.33111Coordinates: 58°12′56″N 006°19′52″W / 58.21556°N 6.33111°W / 58.21556; -6.33111

Website Stornoway Airport
Location in Outer Hebrides
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,000 3,281 Asphalt
18/36 2,315 7,595 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 125,582
Passenger change 10-11 Increase10.5%
Aircraft Movements 12,228
Movements change 10-11 Increase10.0%
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority[2]

Stornoway Airport (IATA: SYYICAO: EGPO) is an airfield located 2 NM (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) east of the town of Stornoway[1] on the Isle of Lewis, in Scotland. The Royal Air Force maintained an RAF airbase at the site of the airport during the Second World War and later from 1972 until 1998 when it was a NATO forward operating base. During the Cold War period the airfield was also the home of 112 Signals Unit Stornoway (RAF) from 1960 to 1983.

Stornoway Airport is owned by HIAL, a company controlled by the Scottish Government. The airfield was first opened in 1937, and used mainly for military purposes. NATO aircraft used the airport for missions over the North Atlantic and for stop overs to Greenland and the United States.

Nowadays the airfield is mainly used for domestic passenger services. The Royal Mail also operates a daily mail flight. CHC Helicopters operate 2 Sikorsky S-92 helicopters, registration G-CGMU & G-SARB, equipped for search and rescue on behalf of Her Majesty's Coastguard. The helicopter crews have flown on over 3,100 callouts since the establishment of the service in May 1987.[3] There are also several privately owned light aircraft based at the airport.

Airlines and destinations

Accident and incidents

  • On 8 December 1983, A Cessna Citation I (G-UESS) crashed into the sea on approach to Stornoway Airport killing all 10 passengers and crew.[4]


External links

  • Stornoway Airport - Official website

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