Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • ivandalavia
    Alrosa
    Antonov An-24B
    Antonov An-24
    Antonov An-24
    Antonov
    07306402
    RA-47272
    In Flight
    Russia
    June 2008
  • 296

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August 12, 2008
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Diamond hole in Earth after take off from Mirny (MJZ/UERR). Diamond mine " Mir " is near to a runway of the airport. Geological parameters of mine, depth of 525 meters, the top diameter of the minimal 1100 meters, the maximal 1200 meters. Volume of the shipped rock from the beginning of development - 168.7 million cubic metre. It is sold diamonds for the sum approximately 17.5 billion dollars. Length of spiral road - 7.7 kilometers.
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Comments (30)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Road to hell :-)
Best photo, Ivan!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Happy day for you, pilot. Accept the deserved congratulations. A faultless shot-good work.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Not road, more like a highway to hell :D Great photo.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Holy **** that is amazing! nice one Ivan!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Or the way out, doesn't look well used.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I love the Soviet era housing in the background!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Real cool! Fx.
Anonymous
7 years ago
WOw. What a combination! Russias hole in the head and the beautyful an-24.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow, amazing and fascinating motiv.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The photo I'd like to make myself. Great!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Looks as if you were taking off from on top of the Death Star! Cool
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wooooooooow! great capture I can't imagine how many trips the big mega trucks made to get all that dirt, rock and diamonds out of that rabbit hole!
Anonymous
7 years ago
"Need for Speed-Underground 3"
Ladies and gentlemen!!!!Welcome in the Center of the Earth
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic!!!
Dmitriy P.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Now that's a hole! I'd love to see someone take that road on with a dirt bike or a BMX.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot, Ivan!
Melihov.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Hahahaha! I can imagine someone with a fear of flying looking out their window to that giant hole in the Earth! "AhhhhhhH!"
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very unique perspective.Excellent quality. Conveys a feeling of actually being on this aircraft
Anonymous
7 years ago
The new Albumcover from AC/DC: Highway to Hell???
Now that's a cool shot...
Anonymous
7 years ago
If an aircraft lands there, it could be a problem. God used to play golf in this hole
Anonymous
7 years ago
I wouldn't fly too close to it though... think of the downdrafts!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Excelent photo and information!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
WOW! It's a Stars War's view..where is Jabba??
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow! how do they get down/up from there???
Anonymous
6 years ago
Imagine having that big hole next to your city...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot , the pit reminds me of the one in Kalgoorie =abi
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a great shot! I grew up in the town behind that "hole" and remember taking off from that runway and flying right by the quarry. Every Thursday there was a series of blasts as part of diamonds mining, the whole town would shake like in a 3-4 magnitude earth quake - they used a whore railroad car of TNT.

A visitor from Germany asked "how they got down there". Easy - there are berms on the sides of the quarry allowing huge 120-tons Komatsu and Caterpillar trucks to go down. Takes 20 minutes to go down and 40 minutes to go up. The depth of the quarry 550 m, length 1200 m, width 800 m. For the history of Mirny airport two airplanes fell into it - an Antonov-26 (with a load of salami) and Ilyushin-76.
Anonymous
5 years ago
That's a big hole!!!!!! Love the perspective with the city right next door
Anonymous
5 years ago
Terraforming in action :(
Anonymous
4 years ago
It reminds me the Dante's representation of hell circles in his Divina Commedia :-)