Izhma Airport

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Izhma Airport
Аэропорт Ижма
Airport type Public
Operator Komiavia
Location Izhma
Elevation AMSL 230 ft / 70 m
Coordinates 65°01′54″N 053°58′12″E / 65.03167°N 53.97000°E / 65.03167; 53.97000Coordinates: 65°01′54″N 053°58′12″E / 65.03167°N 53.97000°E / 65.03167; 53.97000
Komi Republic in Russia
Komi Republic in Russia
UUYV is located in Komi Republic
Airport in the Komi Republic
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4,347 1,325 Concrete

Izhma Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Ижма) (ICAO: UUYV) was an airport in Komi, Russia located 3 km northeast of Izhma. It formerly handled small aircraft (An-2, An-24, L-410, Yak-40, etc.) but was closed to airliners in 2003 and is now only used for helicopters.[1]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 7 September 2010, Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise Flight 514, operated by Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, suffered a complete loss of electrical systems in flight. A successful emergency landing was carried out at Izhma but the aircraft overran the runway and was subsequently declared a write-off. All 81 passengers and crew escaped uninjured. Having the damages repaired (including the replacement of two engines), on 24 March 2011, RA-85684 took off from Izhma airport and flew to the Ukhta airport for a safe landing, and further to Samara for technical inspection.[2] The landing was mildly successful since the airport superior, Sergey Sotnikov, even after the airport was closed to traffic in 2003, was keeping the landing strip free of trees and bushes. Sotnikov was later decorated by the President of Russia.[3]