ehho
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Plans For New Airport In Irkutsk

Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:14 pm

A strange article appeared in today's issue of the respected liberal Russian daily Kommersant, quoting plans to build a new airport in Irkutsk, outside the city limits. As known, IKT is well within the city limits, and its proximity to residential areas caused 45 victims in 1997 when a Russian military An-124 crasehd into a housing complex.

However, IKT is not experiencing any capacity shortages at all - it actually has a capacity surplus, and is quoted to undeperform in growth compared to other major Siberian airports. The costs are estimated at around $1 billion, to be shared by public and private interests. The city's administration say that this proposal has nothing to do with this weekends crash of the S7 A310, killing 124.

Full story (Russian): Коммерсантъ: Из Иркутска выносят аэропорт
Full story (English):
Kommersant: Airport to be taken out of Irkutsk
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pavlin
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RE: Plans For New Airport In Irkutsk

Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:22 pm

Quoting EHHO (Thread starter):
Russian military An-124 c

I thought no An-124 has ever crashed
 
ehho
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RE: Plans For New Airport In Irkutsk

Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:56 pm

According to airdisaster.com it happenned only that one time, near IKT:
http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi-bin/v...A-82005&airline=Military+Transport
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