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Shelter Cove Airport

Shelter Cove Airport
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: 0Q5
Airport type Public
Operator Shelter Cove Resort
Location Shelter Cove, California
Elevation AMSL 69 ft / 21 m
Coordinates 40°01′40″N 124°04′24″W / 40.02778°N 124.07333°W / 40.02778; -124.07333Coordinates: 40°01′40″N 124°04′24″W / 40.02778°N 124.07333°W / 40.02778; -124.07333

Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 3,400 1,036 Asphalt

Shelter Cove Airport (FAA LID: 0Q5) is a public airport located one mile (1.6 km) west of Shelter Cove, serving Humboldt County, California, USA. This general aviation airport covers 50 acres and has one runway.

The proximity to the ocean and on-field restaurant make the Shelter Cove Airport a popular fly-in destination when weather permits.

Accidents and incidents

  • On 28 June 1971, Douglas C-47 N90627 of Lake Riverside Estates crashed on take-off on a domestic non-scheduled passenger flight to San Jose International Airport. Seventeen of the 24 people on board were killed. The cause of the accident was that flight was attempted with the rudder and elevator gust locks in place. Inadequate pre-flight inspection was a contributory factor.[1]


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External links

  • Shelter Cove Airport Association
  • The Chart Room - on-field restaurant
  • Live Webcams at Shelter Cove Airport
  • Resources for this airport:
    • FAA airport information for 0Q5
    • AirNav airport information for 0Q5
    • FlightAware live flight tracker
    • SkyVector aeronautical chart for 0Q5

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