Kara Chala

Location4 km NE Qarachala
Coordinates39° 49.9' N 48° 58.0' E (39.8317,48.9667)
Elevation-5 m (-16 ft)
Runway2000x60 m (6562x197 ft) 120-300°T (CONC)
Military unitsMilitary

Comments and historyMajor military facility that is abandoned or unused. The runway ends have peculiar butterfly parking spaces, suggesting a PVO interceptor role during the 1950s.

Mapping linksGoogle Earth - http://maps.google.com/maps?&q=39.8317,48.9667&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=39.8317,48.9667&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=39.8317,48.9667
Google Maps (sat) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=39.8317,48.9667&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=39.8317,48.9667
Wikimapia - http://wikimapia.org/#lat=39.8317&lon=48.9667&z=14&l=1&m=b (Russian viewing recommended)
Geohack - http://stable.toolserver.org/geohack/geohack.php?params=39.8317_N_48.9667_E_type:city

Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: Google Earth
Elevation data:
Runway data: Google Earth
ICAO identifier assignment:

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