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José María Córdova International Airport

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Name José María Córdova International Airport
Region South America and Caribbean
Territory Colombia CO.gif
Location Rionegro, Antioquia
Serving Medellín
Elevation 2,141.83 m <br />7,027 ft <br />7,027 ft2,141.83 m <br />
Coordinates 6° 10' 14.75" N, 75° 25' 39.43" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
18/36 3500 m11,482.94 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation SKRG 020700Z VRB02KT 4000 -DZ BKN008 SCT080 14/14 Q1023 REDZ NOSIG RMK A3021
Station Rionegro / J. M. Cordova
Date/Time 02 March 2021 07:00:00
Wind direction °
Wind speed 02 kts
Lowest cloud amount broken clouds
Temperature 14°C
Dew point 14°C
Humidity 100%
QNH 1023 hPa
Weather condition n/a

José María Córdova International Airport is located in the city of Rionegro, 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of Medellín.


Tropical rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af)



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of SKRG

  • RJ85, vicinity Medellín International (Rionegro) Colombia, 2016 (On 29 November 2016, a BAe Avro RJ85 failed to complete its night charter flight to Medellín (Rionegro) when all engines stopped due to fuel exhaustion and it crashed in mountainous terrain 10 nm from its intended destination killing almost all occupants. The Investigation noted the complete disregard by the aircraft commander of procedures essential for safe flight by knowingly departing with significantly less fuel onboard than required for the intended flight and with no apparent intention to refuel en route. It found that this situation arose in a context of a generally unsafe operation subject to inadequate regulatory oversight.)