Evansville Regional Airport

Evansville Regional Airport (IATA: EVV, ICAO: KEVV, FAA LID: EVV) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) north of the central business district of Evansville, a city in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. This airport is publicly owned by Evansville/Vanderburgh Airport Authority.

It provides nearly 30 daily flights to and from national hub-airport locations throughout the United States. These airline hubs consist of Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit.

History

Established in 1928 on 260 acres (1.1 km²) of land along U.S. Highway 41 and funded by a city bond issue, the original airport construction included a small terminal, weather bureau, hangar, runways, boundary lights, grading, and drainage work.
The original terminal was replaced in 1988 with the new William H. Dress Terminal. The new terminal was designed by Hafer Associates[1] and provides 140,000 square feet (13,000 m²) of space and ten carrier gates.[2]
Facilities
EVV has three runways and is equipped with an Instrument Landing System (ILS), providing precision instrument approaches. The airport encompasses 1,400 acres (5.7 km²) and the passenger terminal provides 140,000 square feet (13,000 m²) of space and ten carrier gates.

Accidents

Two aviation accidents have been associated with the area surrounding the airport.
On December 13, 1977 a chartered DC-3 crashed at 7:22 p.m. in a field near the airport. The crash killed 29 people, including the entire University of Evansville basketball team.
On February 6, 1992, a C-130 military transport aircraft operated by the Kentucky Air National Guard, with five crew aboard, crashed at 9:48 A.M. one mile south of the airport in the parking lot of JoJo’s restaurant in connection with the Drury Inn on U.S. Highway 41. Sixteen people were killed in the crash and fifteen others were injured. Both JoJo’s restaurant and Drury Inn were damaged but were repaired and are still operating just south of the airport although JoJo’s is now a Denny’s restaurant

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