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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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smirnykh_%28air_base%29.

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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