Lockhart River Airport
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|ICAO: YLHR – IATA: IRG|
|Name||Lockhart River Airport|
|Region||Asia and Pacific|
|Location||Lockhart River, Queensland|
|Elevation||23.47 m |
77 ft23.47 m
|Coordinates||12° 47' 16.34" S, 143° 18' 25.24" E|
Tropical Revolving Storm
Lockhart River Airport, also known as Iron Range Airport, is an airport in Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia, located approximately 800 km431.965 nm
north of Cairns on the eastern coast of Cape York Peninsula. Being so remote with the road to Lockhart River being impassable during the tropical wet season (Monsoons), the airport provides a vital transport hub for the community as well as being the only means of freighting in critical medical and other supplies during the summer months.
Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw).
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of YLHR
- SW4, vicinity Lockhart River Queensland Australia, 2005 (On 7 May 2005, a Fairchild Aircraft Inc. SA227-DC Metro 23 aircraft, was being operated by Transair on an IFR flight from Bamaga to Cairns, with an intermediate stop at Lockhart River, Queensland. The aircraft impacted terrain approximately 11 km north-west of the Lockhart River aerodrome and was destroyed by the impact forces and an intense, fuel-fed, post-impact fire.)