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Smirnykh (air base)

Smirnykh
ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Soviet Air Force
Location Smirnykh
Elevation AMSL 141 ft / 43 m
Coordinates
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 8,202 2,500 Concrete


Smirnykh (also Smirnyh) is an air base in Sakhalin, Russia located 2 km east of Smirnykh. It appears in June 1966 KH-7 imagery with a runway length of 2000 m. It was expanded sometime after this to 2500 m with a new extension of revetments added. An ICAO report on the downing of Korean Air Flight 007 indicates that it was carried out by the PVO (Soviet Anti-Air Defense) in 1983 and hosted MiG-23 fighter aircraft.

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