Вещево (Выборг)

Alternate namesVeshtevo, Vyborg East (US)
Location23 km E Vyborg
Coordinates60° 40.4' N 29° 10.0' E (60.6733,29.1667)
Elevation47 m (154 ft)
Runway2500x40 m (8202x131 ft) 154-334°T (CONC)
Military units66 OMSHAP (45 Su-17M2, 1992)[#3]

Comments and historyBasic military airfield northwest of St. Petersburg (Leningrad). It was constructed around 1960. During its early years it was home to MiG-17, and in 1974 MiG-21SMT arrived. By the late 1970s it had Su-17M3. In 1980 Veshchevo was handed over to Air Baltic Fleet as 66 OMSHAP. On 8 March 1988 a hijacked Tu-154 landed here, ostensibly for fuel to get to London, and was stormed, killing 3 hostages and injuring 35. The airfield was closed around 1995. Plans were floated to make it a large cargo airport, but this never occurred. The airfield is now in severe decay.

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