Smirnykh Air Base

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Smirnykh
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Soviet Air Force
Location Smirnykh
Elevation AMSL 141 ft / 43 m
Coordinates 49°44′18″N 142°51′36″E / 49.73833°N 142.86000°E / 49.73833; 142.86000Coordinates: 49°44′18″N 142°51′36″E / 49.73833°N 142.86000°E / 49.73833; 142.86000
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 8,202 2,500 Concrete

Smirnykh (Russian: Смирных) is an abandoned Soviet airbase in Sakhalin, Russia located 2 km east of the village of the same name. It appeared in June 1966 KH-7 imagery with a runway length of 2,000 m. It was expanded sometime after this to 2,500 m with a new extension of revetments added. An ICAO report on the 1983 downing of Korean Air Flight 007 indicates that it was carried out by the PVO (Soviet Anti-Air Defense) with MiG-23 fighter aircraft from Smirnykh.

The airfield is no longer in use and the runways have not been maintained in decades.