- Bryce Canyon Airport
name = Bryce Canyon Airport
IATA = BCE
ICAO = KBCE
FAA = BCE
type = Public
owner = Garfield County
city-served = Bryce Canyon,
elevation-f = 7,590
elevation-m = 2,313
coordinates = coord|37|42|23|N|112|08|42|W|type:airport_region:US|display=inline
r1-number = 3/21
r1-length-f = 7,395
r1-length-m = 2,254
stat-year = 2004
stat1-header = Aircraft operations
stat1-data = 3,132
footnotes = Source:
Federal Aviation AdministrationFAA-airport|ID=BCE|use=PU|own=PU|site=25115.*A, effective 2007-07-05]
Bryce Canyon Airport Airport codes|BCE|KBCE|BCE is a public
airportlocated four miles (6 km) north of Bryce Canyon, in Garfield County, Utah, United States. It is owned by Garfield County.
The airport is near
Bryce Canyon National Parkand the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. [ [http://www.brycecanyoncountry.com/county/airport.html Bryce Canyon Airport] ]
Facilities and aircraft
Bryce Canyon Airport covers an area of 215
acres (87 ha) which contains one asphaltpaved runway(3/21) measuring 7,395 x 75 ft (2,254 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2004, the airport had 3,132 aircraft operations: 57% general aviation, 26% air taxiand 17% scheduled commercial.
Charter airlines and destinations
Air Grand Canyon(Prescott, South Rim Grand Canyon)
Air Vegas(Las Vegas)
Eagle Canyon/Scenic Airlines(Las Vegas)
Grand Canyon Airlines
*King Air (Henderson)
*Westwind (Deer Valley, Page, Phoenix)
United Airlines Flight 608a DC-6(NC37510) was on a flight from Los Angelesto Chicagowhen it crashed at 12:29 pm on October 24, 1947 about 1.5 miles southeast of Bryce Canyon Airport, Utah, killing all 5 crew members and 47 passengers on board.
On October 6, 2000
American Airlinesflight 2821 departed Denver International Airportbound for Los Angeles International Airport. As the MD-82aircraft was cruising at convert|33000|ft|m|abbr=on, there was a report of smoke in the cockpit area and loss of cabin pressure. The airliner was immediately redirected to the Bryce Canyon airport in southwestern, Utah. The single runway airport only handles small prop planes daily, but was actually built to handle larger aircraft in case of emergency for the long stretch flights between Denverand Las Vegas. The American Airlinesflight 2821 arrived safely at 8:45 A.M. All 75 on board survived.
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