Seymchan Airport

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Seymchan Airport
Аэропорт Сеймчан
Summary
Airport type Public
Location Seymchan (urban-type settlement)
Elevation AMSL 679 ft / 207 m
Coordinates 62°55′0″N 152°25′12″E / 62.91667°N 152.42000°E / 62.91667; 152.42000Coordinates: 62°55′0″N 152°25′12″E / 62.91667°N 152.42000°E / 62.91667; 152.42000
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 5,315 1,620 Asphalt


Seymchan Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Сеймчан) (ICAO: UHMS) is an airport in Magadan Oblast, Russia located two kilometers southeast of Seymchan.

The runway is well-maintained. The facility is marked as military on some US DoD charts.

Destinations[edit]

Commercial trips by helicopter are made from this airport to arranged destinations in the wilderness, for example, for hunters.

History[edit]

Seymchan Airport connected Zyryanka West Airport (UESU) to Oymyakon on the ALSIB Alaska-Siberian air route during the World War II Lend-Lease program.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

Commercial flights from Seymchan to nearby remote areas using the local forest fire protection service's Mi-8 helicopters are routine.

  • On 15 September 2007 one such flight crashed on the Suruktash mountain while on its way to deliver paying passengers to the vicinity of the Burgali river. 6 people died, and one, the craft's commander, survived with severe burns. The wreck and the survivor were spotted by another Mi-8, and the victim was flown to Seymchan for transport to a hospital.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Missing Mi-8 crashed in Magadan region, six die"[permanent dead link], ITAR-TASS News Agency, 16 September 2007. Accessed 2007-09-16.