Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport

Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport

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Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport is an international airport located north of Cranbrook, British Columbia and south-east of Kimberley in the Canadian Rockies.

It is owned by the City of Cranbrook and operated by YVRAS (Vancouver Airport Services). Runway 16/34 is an asphalt runway with a category 1 instrument landing system capable of guiding aircraft down to in of visibility. The terminal building covers . In 2008, YXC served over 106,277 passengers and in 2010 had 15,060 aircraft movements. The airport is operated 24 hours a day by the Cranbrook Flight Service Station.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport currently can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers. With prior notice, CBSA officers are able to handle commercial aircraft with up to 50 passengers, cost recovery is in effect for handling commercial aircraft.

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On February 11, 1978 Flight 314, a Pacific Western Airlines 737-200 on a scheduled flight from Edmonton, via Calgary and Cranbrook, to Castlegar Airport crashed at Cranbrook Airport. The aircraft crashed after thrust reversers did not fully stow following a rejected landing that was executed in order to avoid a snowplow. The crash killed 42 of the 48 people on...
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