Seymchan Airport

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Seymchan Airport
Аэропорт Сеймчан
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
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.


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


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]


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