King County International Airport

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King County International Airport
Photo of the airport from 2014

47 ° 31 '48 "  N , 122 ° 18' 7"  W Coordinates: 47 ° 31 '48 "  N , 122 ° 18' 7"  W.

Height above MSL 6 m (20  ft )
Transport links
Distance from the city center 9 km southeast of Seattle
Street I-5 / SR 99
Basic data
opening 1928
operator King County Department of Transportation
surface 257 ha
Passengers 18,627 (2016)
168,984 (2016)
Employees 5,209 (2013)
14R / 32L 3050 m × 60 m asphalt
14L / 32R 1131 m × 30 m asphalt


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The Boeing Field , and Boeing Field called, is an airport in Seattle in the State of Washington .


After its founding in 1928, the airport was the main airport of the city of Seattle and King County until the opening of Seattle Tacoma International Airport , and it was also used for military purposes during World War II . Boeing built Boeing 737 aircraft at the airport in the 1960s and, after relocating production to Everett and Renton airports, continues to use the airport for test flights and aircraft deliveries to its customers, and there is also a paint shop on the premises.

Commercial flights are only operated by smaller airlines such as Kenmore Air and San Juan Airlines .

The Museum of Flight is located on the site .


The airport is equipped with an instrument landing system (ILS, runway 13R) as well as visual approach aids for both runways. Customs clearance is also possible at the airport for flights from or to the USA .


  • On January 7, 1953 (local time) a Douglas DC-4 / C-54B of the Flying Tiger Line ( aircraft registration number N86574 ) was flown into a mountain on the way from San Francisco to Boeing Field (Seattle) (CFIT, Controlled flight into terrain ) . After the approach clearance had already been given, the machine deviated from course, brushed against trees near the summit of Squak Mountain about 19 kilometers from the destination airport and crashed into the adjacent valley near a farm on Issaquah-Hobart Road. All seven occupants (four crew members and three passengers) were killed.

Web links

Commons : King County International Airport  - Collection of pictures, videos, and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d About the airport., accessed April 4, 2018 .
  2. ^ Boeing Field / King County International. , accessed April 4, 2018 .
  3. AirportIQ 5010: Boeing Field / King County International., accessed April 4, 2018 .
  4. ^ King County International Airport Economic Impact Study 2013., accessed April 4, 2018 .
  5. Info for pilots., accessed April 4, 2018 .
  6. accident report DC-4 N86574 , Aviation Safety Network (English), accessed on February 13 of 2019.
  7. Air-Britain Archive: Casualty compendium part 55 (English), December 1994, pp. 94/111.
  8. Flying Tiger cargo plane crashes at the base of Squak Mountain south of Issaquah, killing seven, on January 7, 1953. . In: HistoryLink . Retrieved October 2, 2012.