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Smirnykh Air Base

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Smirnykh Air Base.
Category Statistic
Location. Russia
Opened in. After WW2, but before 1966, when it was seen by an American KH-7 Gambit spy satellite.
Closed in. The airfield is no longer in use and the runways have not been maintained since ~2005.
Operated by. In 1983 and hosted some the Soviet Air Force's MiG-23 fighter aircraft.
Owned by. The Soviet Air Force
Outside link

An ICAO report on the 1983 downing of Korean Air Flight 007 indicates that it was carried out by the PVO (Soviet Anti-Air Defense units) with MiG-23 fighter aircraft from Smirnykh.

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