Tunoshna Airport

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Yaroslavl (Tunoshna) International Airport
Международный аэропорт Ярославль (Туношна)
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Yaroslavl Oblast Government
Operator JSC "Airport Tunoshna"
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.iar.aero
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,842 3,010 Asphalt concrete

Yaroslavl (Tunoshna) International Airport (Tunoshna - also Tunoshnoye, or Tunoschna) (Russian: Международный аэропорт Ярославль (Ту́ношна)) (IATA: IAR, ICAO: UUDL) is an airport in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, located 18 km southeast of Yaroslavl. It is served by medium-sized airliners.

Airlines and destinations

The list of regular services changes frequently. According to the airport's website as of March 2018 the following flights are scheduled:

AirlinesDestinations
ALROSASeasonal: Simferopol
Pegas FlySeasonal charter: Dubai-Al Maktoum (begins 29 December 2018)[1]
S7 Airlines St Petersburg
UVT AeroKazan

History

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

On September 7, 2011, the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash occurred which killed nearly the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL hockey team. A Yak-Service Yak-42, carrying the team to a game in Minsk, Belarus crashed on take-off from Tunoshna, killing 44 of the 45 occupants.[3][4] The plane crashed and broke up approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from the end of the runway, at the Volga River. The cause was determined to be pilot error, when one of the two pilots incorrectly applied braking during takeoff, attributed to a lack of training in the aircraft.

References

  1. ^ "Flight Search". pegasys.pegast.ru. 19 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI.
  3. ^ "The Aviation Herald". avherald.com.
  4. ^ "List of those killed in plane crash near Yaroslavl" (in Russian). sovsport.ru. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07.

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