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Jabal Awliya

Jabal Awliya Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
ServesJabal Awliya
Elevation AMSL2,182 ft / 665 m
Map
Jabal Awliya Airport is located in Sudan
Jabal Awliya Airport
Jabal Awliya Airport
Location of the airport in Sudan
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
18/36H 986 300 Asphalt

Jabal Awliya (Arabic: جبل أولياء, Jabal al Awliyā', Jebel Aulia, Gebel Aulia) is a village in the north-central part of Sudan,[1] about 40 km (25 mi) south of Khartoum. Nearby is the Jebel Aulia Dam, built in 1937 by the British for the Egyptian government. Jabal Awliya became a refuge camp during the Second Sudanese Civil War, housing more than 100,000 inhabitants.[2] On February 26, 1996, a Sudanese C-130 transport plane crashed at Jabal Awliya, killing 53.[3]

Jabal Awliya Airport

The airport hosts Sudanese Air Force along with Sudanese Army and police.

The airport hosts three helicopter squadrons (Mil Mi-8, Mil Mi-17, Mil Mi-24, Mil Mi-35) from the base.[4] There is a short runway but only used as helipad with markings found midway.

References

  1. ^ Clarence Lewis Barnhart, ed. (1954). The New Century cyclopedia of names. Vol. 2. Appleton-Century-Crofts. p. 1705.
  2. ^ "The March of the Green Flag". Spin. 11 (2): 78. May 1995. Retrieved 2011-03-29.
  3. ^ The Associated Press (May 5, 1996). "Sudanese plane crashes; 53 die". Times Daily. Retrieved 2011-03-29.
  4. ^ "Orbats".

15°14′43″N 32°29′49″E / 15.24528°N 32.49694°E / 15.24528; 32.49694


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