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Madang Airport

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Name Madang Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Papua New Guinea PG.gif
Location Madang, Madang
Serving Madang
Elevation 6.096 m
20 ft
20 ft6.096 m
Coordinates 5° 12' 31.00" S, 145° 47' 16.00" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
7/25 1577 m5,173.885 ft
32 m104.987 ft

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
300.15 K
540.27 °R
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
275.15 K
495.27 °R
and 5°C41 °F
278.15 K
500.67 °R
which is greater than the annual temperature range of 2°C. Rainfall is heavy and is usually convectional and in the afternoon.



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Airport Layout

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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.)