Tucson International Airport

Tucson International Airport (IATA: TUS, ICAO: KTUS, FAA LID: TUS) is a joint civil-military public airport located six miles (10 km) south of the central business district of Tucson, in Pima County, Arizona, United States, and is the second largest and busiest airport in Arizona, after Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

It is a designated Superfund site due to unsafe levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) in the groundwater, a result of improper waste disposal in the past.

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Tucson International Airport - Incidents and Accidents
... repair in a crash landing near El Paso International Airport following an engine failure shortly after take-off ... The aircraft was on a domestic non-scheduled passenger flight to Tucson International Airport, Arizona when the engine failed and the decision was made to return to El Paso. 30, 1989, America West Flight 450 was enroute to the Tucson International Airport when a fire in the wheel well burned through hydraulic cabling ...

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