Locationat Zemlya Aleksandr
Coordinates80° 48.1' N 47° 40.1' E (80.8017,47.6683)
Elevation20 m (65 ft)
Runway10/28 1400x35 m (4593x115 ft) 122-302°T (DIRT)

Comments and historyThis airfield operates under OGA (Arctic Control Group). It is an extremely remote arctic base in the western Franz Josef Islands, located 820 km W of Sredniy airfield. It was built in the 1950s as a staging base for Soviet bombers to reach the U.S. An An-72 cargo plane crashed here 23 Dec 1996 while attempting to land, perhaps one of the northernmost plane crashes ever. Services Mi-8, Mi-26, An-72, and An-26 aircraft.

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Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: CAICA
Elevation data: CAICA
Runway data: CAICA
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