Pago Pago International Airport

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International Airport''' , also known as '''Tafuna Airport''', is a public airport located 7 miles (11.3 km) southwest of the central business district of Pago Pago (Pago Pago, American Samoa), in the village and plains of Tafuna on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa, an unincorporated territory of the United States. History Tafuna Airfield The site and location of the current airport was originally known

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Boeing 707 Honolulu Pago Pago Sydney and Auckland - 1975 1977 ! UTA French Airlines (Merged with Air France) DC-10 Noumea Pago Pago Papeete - - 1979 1983 ! Continental Airlines (merged with United Airlines) DC-10 Honolulu Pago Pago Sydney & Auckland - - 1983 Current ! Hawaiian Airlines DC-8, L-1011, DC-10, Boeing 767 Honolulu Pago Pago Papeete, Nukualofa, Auckland (no longer services these three routes from Pago Pago) - - 1980 1987 ! South


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- - ! 14 32 ) and were constructed of compact coral with capability to handle 65 fighter aircraft and 12 medium to heavy bombers. The runways were lighted.

Airfield was and was completed on September 30, 1943. It had a short life during the war. The airfield was abandoned in early 1945 due to turbulent air currents and lack of use. Only two aircraft were recorded to have landed and taken off from the airfield. A visual outline of Leone Airfield can be seen from the air today with a straight clearance road starting from the WVUV-AM radio tower to Midkiff


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as '''Tafuna Airfield'''. It was part of U.S. Naval Station Tutuila (United States Naval Station Tutuila) - Samoa Defense Group Area


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Menderes Airport Izmir Cumaovası Airport in Izmir, Turkey, crashes (1974 Turkish Airlines Izmir crash), and catches fire, killing 66 of the 73 people on board. * January 30 – The Pan American World Airways Boeing 707-321B (Boeing 707) ''Clipper Radiant'', operating as Flight 806 (Pan Am Flight 806), crashes during a heavy rainstorm on approach to Pago Pago International Airport in Pago Pago, American Samoa, killing 97 of the 101 people on board and injuring


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3 A, B, C - - ! Aircraft Stands 3 Ramp Tarmac area - Incidents On January 30, 1974 at about 11:41 pm Samoa local time, a Boeing 707 operating as Pan Am Flight 806 from Auckland, New Zealand, to Los Angeles, California with en route stops in Pago Pago and Honolulu, clipped trees at an elevation of 113 feet and about 3,865 feet short of the runway 05 threshold. The first impact with the ground was about 236 feet further along the crash path. The aircraft continued through

the jungle vegetation, struck a three-foot-high lava rock wall, and stopped about 3,090 feet from the runway threshold. There were 97 fatalities out of 101 occupants on the aircraft. External links

: January 30, 1974 707-321B N454PA (Pan Am Flight 806) near Pago Pago (Pago Pago International Airport), American Samoa; 107 fatalities: April 22, 1974 707-321B N446PA (Pan Am Flight 812) near Denpasar Ngurah Rai (Ngurah Rai International Airport), Bali, Indonesia). Hawaiian Airlines Las Vegas (McCarran International Airport), Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport), John F. Kennedy International Airport


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as '''Tafuna Airfield'''. It was part of U.S. Naval Station Tutuila (United States Naval Station Tutuila) - Samoa Defense Group Area


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DC-4 & DC-7 Honolulu Canton Island Pago Pago Sydney and Auckland - - 1954 1965 ! TEAL (Air New Zealand) DC-6 & Lockheed L-188 Electra Auckland Nadi Pago Pago Papeete - 1959 1970 ! Polynesian Airlines DC-3 Apia(Faleolo) Pago Pago - It was also used for inter island air service between Faleolo (Faleolo International Airport), Western Samoa and Pago Pago in 1959 by newly formed, Apia-based Polynesian Airlines and short-lived, Pago Pago-based

Samoa Airways using ex-military Douglas C-47B-45-DK (DC-3D) type aircraft. Tasman Empire Airways Limited, or TEAL, the predecessor to what is now Air New Zealand, offered Douglas DC-6 (eventually using Lockheed L-188 Electra aircraft in 1960) flights from Nadi to Pago Pago

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population_total 11500 population_density_km2 timezone utc_offset timezone_DST utc_offset_DST coor_type footnotes Source: 2010 World Airport Traffic Report. Airport Council International's 2010 World Airport Traffic Report '''Pago Pago

International Airport''' , also known as '''Tafuna Airport''', is a public airport located 7 miles (11.3 km) southwest of the central business district of Pago Pago (Pago Pago, American Samoa), in the village and plains of Tafuna on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa, an unincorporated territory of the United States. History Tafuna Airfield The site and location of the current airport was originally known


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Pago Pago International Airport

'''Pago Pago International Airport''' , also known as '''Tafuna Airport''', is a public airport located 7 miles (11.3 km) southwest of the central business district of Pago Pago (Pago Pago, American Samoa), in the village and plains of Tafuna on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa, an unincorporated territory of the United States.

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