Product ID: 1555 - English
Published: 30 Mar, 2011
GLIDE: OT-2011-000025-LBY

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The operational status Benghazi airport, Libya, was assessed from an analysis of satellite imagery collected on 01 and 23 March 2011. Although there are no visible damages to airport building facilities, flight traffic is currently closed on one runway because of multiple obstructions along the runway between 01 and 23 March. A total of six runway obstructions were identified, all along Runway 33-R. There are two jets present on the runway north of the obstructions. These obstructions appear to be composed of unidentified boxes and boulders which appear to have been dragged onto the runway (see focus). Please note that a small cloud obscures a portion of runway 33-L. All identified obstruction sites are marked on the map and two focus insets are provided to illustrate the range of obstructions observed. This was produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT in support of international humanitarian assistance to the people of Libya. The map is created to respond to the needs of UN agencies and their partners. It is intended to provide objective geographic information and has been designed for easy printing and readability for A0 and A1 posters.
Satellite Data (1): WorldView-01
Imagery Dates: 25 March 2011
Resolution : 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2011
Source: European Space Imaging
Satellite Data (2): GeoEye-01
Imagery Dates: 01 March 2011
Resolution : 50 cm
Copyright: GeoEye 2011
Source: EYEQ
Other Data: USGS, NGA
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10