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Seymchan Airport

Аэропорт Сеймчан
Summary
Airport typePublic
LocationSeymchan (urban-type settlement)
Elevation AMSL679 ft / 207 m
Coordinates62°55′12″N 152°25′19″E / 62.92000°N 152.42194°E / 62.92000; 152.42194Coordinates: 62°55′12″N 152°25′19″E / 62.92000°N 152.42194°E / 62.92000; 152.42194
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Seymchan Airport is located in Magadan Oblast
Seymchan Airport
Seymchan Airport
Location in Magadan Oblast
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 5,315 1,620 Asphalt

Seymchan Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Сеймчан) (ICAO: UHMS) is an airport in Magadan Oblast, Russia located two kilometers southeast of Seymchan.

The runway is well-maintained. The facility is marked as military on some US DoD charts.

Airlines and Destinations

AirlinesDestinations
SiLA Airlines Magadan

Commercial trips by helicopter are made from this airport to arranged destinations in the wilderness, for example, for hunters.

History

Seymchan Airport connected Zyryanka West Airport (UESU) to Oymyakon on the ALSIB Alaska-Siberian air route during the World War II Lend-Lease program.

Incidents and accidents

Commercial flights from Seymchan to nearby remote areas using the local forest fire protection service's Mi-8 helicopters are routine.

References

  1. ^ "Missing Mi-8 crashed in Magadan region, six die"[permanent dead link], ITAR-TASS News Agency, 16 September 2007. Accessed 2007-09-16.