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Jalalabad Airport

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Airport type  Military
Elevation AMSL  1,840 ft / 561 m
Code  JAA
Phone  +93 77 002 5237
Serves  Jalalabad
13/31  6,480
Elevation  553 m
Owner  Afghanistan
Jalalabad Airport
Operator  United States Army United States Air Force Afghan Air Force ISAF
Location  Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province
Address  AH1, Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Similar  Nangarhar High School, Mia Omer High School, Shams London Academy, Abdul Haq Park, Nangarhar Islamic University

Jalalabad Airport (IATA: JAA, ICAO: OAJL) is located 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Jalalabad city in Afghanistan. This airport is currently being used only for military purposes and sometimes the United Nations' aircraft use this airport. It is occupied and maintained by the United States Armed Forces and civilian contractors. They operate out of Forward Operating Base Fenty, which is adjacent to Jalalabad Airport. The Afghan Air Force (AAF) and members of the International Security Assistance Force also use the airport.

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Taliban attack jalalabad airport


New Jalalabad Airport

Hamidullah Qaderi, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation of Afghanistan, announced in April 2009 the construction of a new civilian airport in the Gambiri area northwest of Jalalabad. The new airport will be constructed with financial assistance from the United States.

2010 attack

On 30 June 2010, a car bomb was set off and militants stormed the airport. According to Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said the Taliban were responsible and killed 32 Afghan and non-Afghan security forces. According to NATO, there were eight Taliban deaths and one Afghan and one coalition member injured.

Airlines and destinations

Currently, there are no scheduled airlines operating at Jalalabad Airport except military and UN aircraft.

Accidents and incidents

11 people, including 6 United States Airmen and 5 passengers and 3 local nationals, were killed when a C-130 Hercules aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from Jalalabad Airport on 2 October 2015.

References

Jalalabad Airport Wikipedia


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