Jinhae Airport

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Jinhae Airport
Jinhae Gonghang
Jinhae Konghang
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Jinhae, South Korea
Elevation AMSL 8 ft / 2 m
Coordinates Coordinates: 35°08′28″N 128°41′45″E / 35.14111°N 128.69583°E / 35.14111; 128.69583
Map
CHF is located in South Korea
CHF
CHF
Location of airport in South Korea
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 1,148 3,766 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Jinhae Airport (IATA: CHF, ICAO: RKPE) also known as Chinhae Air Base is an airport in Jinhae, South Korea.

History[edit]

The airfield was originally established as a seaplane base during the Japanese Imperial period.

Aerial view of Jinhae in 1950

Korean War[edit]

During the Korean War the USAF designated the airfield as Chinhae Air Base and K-10 Chinhae, the field was refurbished with a Marsden Matting surface over crushed gravel.

18th Fighter-Bomber Wing F-51s at Chinhae in 1951

USAF units stationed at Chinhae included:

UN units stationed at Chinhae included:

  • 2 Squadron SAAF operating F-51s attached to the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing (November 1950 – March 1951, April 1951 – June 1953)

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • 24 August 1950, USAF C-47B #45-1126 was written off in a landing accident.[4]
  • 17 May 1951, F-51D #44-74822 crashed on landing, the aircraft was written off.[5]
  • 8 July 1951, USAF C-47D #44-77269 crashed on takeoff due to an engine failure, the aircraft was written off.[6]
  • 11 July 1951, F-51D #44-74495 crashed, the aircraft was written off.[7]
  • 17 September 1951, F-51D #44-74014 crashed on landing, the aircraft was written off.[8]
  • 8 October 1951, F-51D #44-74592 crashed on takeoff, the aircraft was written off.[9]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

No scheduled services.

Facility[edit]

Ground Transportation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for RKPE at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for CHF at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Y'Blood, William (2002). Down in the weeds: Close air support in Korea. Air Force Historical Studies Office. p. 24. ISBN 9781428990173. 
  4. ^ "24 Aug 1950 Douglas C-47B-50-DK". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "17 May 1951 North American F-51D Mustang". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "08 Jul 1951 Douglas C-47D". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "11 Jul 1951 North American F-51D Mustang". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "17 Sep 1951 North American F-51D Mustang". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "08 Oct 1951 North American F-51D Mustang". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Air Force website http://www.af.mil.

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