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For the American Cargo airline see: Polar Air Cargo
|Parent company||Government owned|
|Key people||Andrei Vasiliyevich Koryakin (General Director)|
Polar Airlines operates scheduled flights to the following destinations (as of January 2013):
- Aldan - Aldan Airport
- Bratsk - Bratsk Airport
- Chersky - Chersky Airport
- Chokurdakh - Chokurdakh Airport
- Irkutsk - International Airport Irkutsk
- Lensk - Lensk Airport
- Neryungri - Chulman Airport
- Tiksi - Tiksi Airport
- Yakutsk - Yakutsk Airport
- November 1945
- Douglas C-47 CCCP-N362 force-landed near Tiksi due to fuel exhaustion, causing wing and landing gear damage; there were no casualties. The aircraft was possibly written off.
- December 25, 1945
- A Douglas C-47 crashed on takeoff from Dudinka due to an in-flight fire, killing all 10 on board. This was the only fatal accident involving the airline until 2013.
- December 13, 1946
- Focke-Wulf Fw 200C CCCP-N400 force-landed on the ice off Ostrov Litne due to double engine failure and problems with a third engine; all 21 on board survived, but the aircraft, operating an Igarka-Arkangelsk service, was written off.
- April 23, 1950
- Focke-Wulf Fw 200C-4 CCCP-N500 overran the runway while landing at Yakutsk Airport in a crosswind, causing the left landing gear to collapse and damaging the left wing and both left side engines; there were no casualties, but the aircraft was written off.
- Douglas R4D-5 CCCP-H417 crashed on landing at Polar Station SP-3, Antarctica after the landing gear struck an ice ridge and landed on its belly; the fuselage was used as a sauna and eventually sank. The aircraft was originally used by the US Navy for Operation Ski Jump, carrying out landings on drifting ice; the aircraft was abandoned after the landing gear collapsed on one of these flights and was found and repaired by the Soviets in May 1954.
- May 16, 2003
- Antonov An-3T RA-05881 force-landed 28 mi from Sangara due to engine failure caused by bad weather; all 13 on board survived, but the aircraft was written off.
- November 18, 2005
- Antonov An-2TP RA-02252 crashed on a mountain 19 mi from Sangar in bad weather; all 12 on board survived, but the aircraft was written off.
- November 21, 2012
- Flight RKA-227 (performed by Antonov An-26 RA-26061) from Yakutsk to Deputatsky overshot the runway on landing by 70 metres. The airline reported an icy runway as the cause. The plane received substantial damage but no injuries were reported.
- July 2, 2013
- Flight 9949, a Mil Mi-8 (registration RA-22657) crashed into a hill top 66 km from Deputatsky in the Sakha Republic. 19 of the 25 passengers and 3 crew were killed, of these deaths several children were involved. 11 of the 25 passengers were children. A post crash fire consumed the aircraft.
- Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State Air Traffic Management Corporation", Airline Reference, Vol. 1, Russian Federation, 27 April 2007, p. 351
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 64.
- Accident description for CCCP-N362 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2 July 2012.
- Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2 July 2013.
- Accident description for CCCP-N400 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2 July 2013.
- Accident description for CCCP-N500 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2 July 2013.
- Accident description for CCCP-H417 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2 July 2013.
- Accident description for RA-05881 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2 July 2013.
- Accident description for RA-02252 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2 July 2013.
- "Катастрофа Ми-8Т а/к Полярные авиалинии в Усть-Янском районе Якутии" [Accident Mi-8 Yakutia] (in Russian). airdisaster.ru. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- Polar Airlines fleet
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