Nagurskoye

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Nagurskoye
RIAN archive 642075 Frontier station "Nagurskoye".jpg
IATA: noneICAO: UODN
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Franz Josef Land
Elevation AMSL 59 ft / 18 m
Coordinates 80°48′0″N 047°44′0″E / 80.80000°N 47.73333°E / 80.80000; 47.73333Coordinates: 80°48′0″N 047°44′0″E / 80.80000°N 47.73333°E / 80.80000; 47.73333
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4,921 1,500


Nagurskoye (ICAO: UODN) (also written as Nagurskoye, or Nagurskaja) is an airfield in Franz Josef Land in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia located 1350 km north of Murmansk. It is an extremely remote Arctic base. Nagurskoye was built in 1950s as a staging base for Soviet Long Range Aviation bombers to reach the U.S., and was maintained by the Russian Air Force agency OGA (Arctic Control Group), which maintained all Arctic bomber staging facilities. An An-72 (Coaler) cargo plane crashed here on December 23, 1996 while attempting to land, perhaps one of the northernmost plane crashes ever. The airfield is believed to be operational, maintained by Frontier Guards (FSB) and capable of servicing An-26 and An-72 aircraft.