Petrozavodsk Airport

Petrozavodsk Airport

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Petrozavodsk Airport

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Petrozavodsk Airport (, ; ; ex: Besovets, Petrozavodsk-2) is a joint civil-military airport in Russia located northwest of Petrozavodsk in Besovets, Shuya Rural Settlement (municipality). It services small airliners. It is a minor airfield with 12 parking stands and a small amount of tarmac space.

The airfield has seen military use as an interceptor base. During the 1960s or 1970s Sukhoi Su-15 aircraft were based at Besovets. During the 1970s it was home to the 991 IAP (991st Interceptor Aviation Regiment), which flew MiG-25 Foxbat aircraft. In 1992-93, the 159 IAP (159th Interceptor Aviation Regiment) transferred in from Poland, having left the 4th Air Army.Hans Nijhuis and Robert Senkowski, 'Farewell Poland!,' Air International, January 1993 It flies the Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft and is now part of the 54th Air Defence Corps, 6th Air Army.

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On 20 June 2011, a RusAir Tupolev TU-134, Flight 9605, operating for RusLine, with 43 passengers and nine crew crash landed, broke up, and caught fire on a highway short of the runway at Petrozavodsk Airport while en route from Moscow to Petrozavodsk, killing 47 people and leaving five survivors.

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