An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]

An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]

There are only four known BE-6 planes left in the world. One in Kiev, two in Chinese speaking lands and one is here, at the Arctic Kola peninsula. It’s in the worst condition because its placed as a monument. However if they didn’t put it on display it was probably been scraped as it stands here as a monument for fifty years already, since 1968.

An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]

You can see that in some seasons water levels almost reach the plane.

An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]

The plane is in a neglected condition.

An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]

No windows or whatsoever is left intact.

An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]

An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]

An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]

Both engines have been removed.

An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]

What saves the plane of being completely destroyed is probably its remote location. You can reach it only by boat as its located on a remote island and the seagulls are its most often visitors.

An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]

An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]

An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]

If you ever would like to reach it it’s located in Gryaznaya bay on the Kola peninsula. Photos are by Avp23649, his website is below:

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3 thoughts on “An Abandoned BE-6 Floatplane Monument [photos]”

  1. WISH RUSSIA had the Capital to PRESERVE the Aeronautical LEGACY. Hopefully the Economy will allow it someday.

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