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Sacramento Mather Airport (IATA: MHR, ICAO:
KMHR, FAA LID: MHR) (Mather Airport), is a public airport 11 miles east of Sacramento,
in Sacramento County, California. It is on the site of Mather Air Force Base
which closed in 1993 pursuant to BRAC action.==Facilities==
Sacramento Mather Airport covers 2,875 acres (1,163 ha) at an elevation of 98 feet (30
m). It has two runways: 4L/22R is 6,038 by 150
feet (1,840 x 46 m) asphalt; 4R/22L is 11,301 by 150 feet (3,445 x 46 m) concrete/asphalt. The airport has two helipads: H1 is 30 x 30
ft. (9 x 9 m); H2 is 100 x 100 ft. (30 x 30 m).In 2005 the airport had 101,000 aircraft
operations, average 276 per day: 55% general aviation, 19% air taxi, 16% airline and 10%
military. 152 aircraft were then based at this airport:
23% single-engine, 24% multi-engine, 2% jet, 24% helicopter and 27% military.==Cargo airlines====Incidents==
On February 16, 2000 Emery Worldwide Flight 17, a DC-8 cargo plane crashed shortly after
takeoff from this airport, killing all 3 crewmembers. This incident was profiled on the Canadian
TV show Mayday, also known, in the United States, as Air Disasters on the Smithsonian
Channel

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