Tunoshna Airport

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Tunoshna
Аэропорт Туношна
IATA: IARICAO: UUDL
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Yaroslavl
Location Yaroslavl, Russia
Elevation AMSL 285 ft / 87 m
Coordinates 57°33′38.40″N 040°9′26.53″E / 57.5606667°N 40.1573694°E / 57.5606667; 40.1573694Coordinates: 57°33′38.40″N 040°9′26.53″E / 57.5606667°N 40.1573694°E / 57.5606667; 40.1573694
Website http://www.yaravia.ru
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,843 3,000 Asphalt

Tunoshna (also Tunoshnoye, or Tunoschna) (Russian: Аэропорт Туношна) (IATA: IARICAO: UUDL) is an airport in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia located 18 km southeast of Yaroslavl. It services medium-sized airliners.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The list of regular services changes frequently. According to the airport's website as of August 2013 the following flights are scheduled:[1]

Airlines Destinations
RusLine St. Petersburg

History[edit]

During the Cold War it was a key interceptor aircraft base. It was home to 415 IAP (415th Interceptor Aviation Regiment) flying MiG-23P aircraft during the 1980s and 1990s.[2] This unit was decommissioned in 1992 and the planes were sent to Rzhev.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On September 7, 2011, a Yak-Service Yak-42, carrying the KHL hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl to Minsk, crashed on take-off from Tunoshna, killing 44 of the 45 occupants.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flight schedule" (in Russian). Tunoshna Airport. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI. 
  3. ^ http://avherald.com/h?article=4428da13&opt=0
  4. ^ "List of those killed in plane crash near Yaroslavl" (in Russian). sovsport.ru. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07.