Eindhoven Airport (EIN)

Eindhoven Airport (IATA: EIN, ICAO: EHEH) is a regional airport located 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) west[1] of Eindhoven, Netherlands. In terms of the number of served passengers it is the second largest airport in the Netherlands, with 1.6 million passengers in 2008 (well behind Schiphol, which serves more than 46 million passengers).

The airport is used for both civilian and military traffic. From World War II up until 1998, Eindhoven Airport was called Welschap.

During World War II, it was extensively bombed. When construction started of the new Meerhoven district in the vicinity of the airport, many bombs were found and had to be defused.

On 15 July 1996 a Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules crashed at the airport. The plane caught fire and in the intense heat, 34 people died.
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