Russian Mission Airport

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Russian Mission Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
Serves Russian Mission, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 51 ft / 16 m
Coordinates 61°46′30″N 161°19′10″W / 61.77500°N 161.31944°W / 61.77500; -161.31944
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 3,600 1,097 Gravel
18W/36W 3,000 914 Water

Russian Mission Airport (IATA: RSHICAO: PARSFAA LID: RSH) is a state-owned public-use airport located in Russian Mission, a city in the Kusilvak Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.[1]


Russian Mission Airport covers an area of 143 acres (58 ha) at an elevation of 51 feet (16 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with a 3,600 by 100 ft (1,097 x 30 m) gravel surface. It also has a seaplane landing area designated 18W/36W which covers an area of the Yukon River measuring 3,000 by 500 ft (914 x 152 m).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ravn Alaska Bethel, Aniak
Yute Air Kalskag

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, a collision occurred near Russian Mission Airport involving a Ravn Connect Cessna Caravan 208B EX aircraft that had been leased from Hageland Aviation Services and a Renfro's Alaskan Adventures Piper PA-18 Super Cub, killing the three people on board the Cessna Caravan 208B and the two on board the Piper aircraft. The Ravn Connect flight was a commercial one from Russian Mission Airport to Marshall Don Hunter Sr. Airport in Marshall, Alaska, while the Renfro's Alaskan Adventures aircraft was on a charter flight from Bethel Airport to a hunting location.[2]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for RSH (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
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