Magdagachi Airport

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Airport type Military
Operator Russian Army
Location Magdagachi
Elevation AMSL 1,211 ft / 369 m
Coordinates 53°28′0″N 125°48′0″E / 53.46667°N 125.80000°E / 53.46667; 125.80000Coordinates: 53°28′0″N 125°48′0″E / 53.46667°N 125.80000°E / 53.46667; 125.80000
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5,905 1,800 Concrete

Magdagachi Airport (IATA: GDGICAO: UHBI) is a small airport in Russia's Amur Oblast, located 3 km north of Magdagachi. It is an old 1960s-era base in poor condition due to poor maintenance and the often harsh, local climate. Satellite images show that it has a hardened runway, 10 revetments, and a small tarmac apron. During the mid-1970s the U.S. Department of Defense cited this as one of the bases used by the Soviet Union's first two identified air assault brigades. This brigade was the 13 ODShBR (13th Non-integrated Combat Assault Brigade), formed in 1969.