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|ICAO: AYMD – IATA: MAG|
|Region||Asia and Pacific|
|Territory||Papua New Guinea|
|Elevation||6.096 m |
20 ft6.096 m
|Coordinates||5° 12' 31.00" S, 145° 47' 16.00" E|
Madang Airport, is an airport located in Madang, Papua New Guinea.
Tropical Rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af) - almost no distinct seasons, average daily temperature around 27°C80.6 °F
throughout the year. Extensive cloud cover and heavy rainfall prevent temperatures from rising much over 33°C. The diurnal temperature change is between 2°C35.6 °F
and 5°C41 °F
which is greater than the annual temperature range of 2°C. Rainfall is heavy and is usually convectional and in the afternoon.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of AYMD
- AT43, Madang Papua New Guinea, 2013 (On 19 October 2013, an ATR42 freighter departing Madang had to reject its takeoff when it was impossible to rotate and it ended up semi-submerged in a shallow creek beyond the airfield perimeter. The Investigation found that loading had been contrary to instructions and the aircraft had a centre of gravity outside the permitted range and was overweight. This was attributed to the aircraft operator’s lack of adequate procedures for acceptance and loading of cargo. A lack of appreciation by all parties of the need to effectively mitigate runway overrun risk in the absence of a RESA was also highlighted.)