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Hector International Airport

Airport information
 Location of the Airport in North Dakota
Airport typePublic
OperatorCity of Fargo Municipal Airport Authority
ServesFargo, North Dakota and Dent, Minnesota
LocationFargo, North Dakota
Elevation275 m (902 ft)
Aircraft operations74209
Based aircraft210

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Hector International Airport is a joint civil-military public airport located three miles (5 km) northwest of the central business district of Fargo, a city in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. It is owned by the City of Fargo Municipal Airport Authority.

The airport was named after Martin Hector, who donated the land the airport is situated on. Customs service is available for aircraft arriving from Canada and other countries. Hector International has no scheduled passenger airline service out of the country but receives its international title (like many other airports) because of this customs service.

The airport is also home to the Happy Hooligans of the 119th Wing (119 WG), a unit of the North Dakota Air National Guard that operates the C-21A Lear Jet and MQ-1 Predator.

The airport was the intended destination for the airplane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson on February 3, 1959. The airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from Clear Lake, Iowa, killing the 3 musicians and the pilot.

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