2 What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

Posted on April 20, 2015 by team

This airport does not have rescuers, firemen and security… As if to make it even more depressing they mounted a monument to victims of a plane crash right on the runway! Each time pilots are taking off they see this silent reminder of someone’s bad luck…

The airport in the northernmost settlement of Russia, named Dixon, was built in the 1930s, in the period of dynamic exploration of the north. Blogger nikitskij came there right from  an icebreaker.

The airport is used by passenger planes and aircraft that perform flights for high-latitude expeditions and state border protection.

It’s the only modern building here.

The plane flies from Dixon only twice a month and only to Norilsk, it’s almost impossible to book a ticket (tickets are sold just before a flight).

On September 24, 1995 in the Kara Sea near the polar station Sterlegovo crashed helicopter Mi-28 belonging to the Dixon airline, fifteen crew members and passengers died in the accident.

Local transportation.

The runway. In 2010 they suspended it’s use due to it’s bad condition.

Snowmobiles come close to the planes.


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2 Responses to “What a Dull Place This Airport Is!”

  1. john says:

    Cool helicopter.

  2. Tillerman says:

    And a cool Li-2.

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