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Old 28th Dec 2023, 10:12
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Zyryanka Frozen River Landing

A Soviet-era Antonov-24 with 30 passengers landed on a frozen river near Zyryanka in Russia's far east due to pilot error, as confirmed by transport prosecutors.

The Polar Airlines An-24 landed safely on the Kolyma river, and all passengers disembarked without casualties. The incident occurred outside the Zyryanka airport runway.

All 30 passengers safely disembarked. No casualties reported. The pilots said they "confused" it with their landing strip.

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Old 28th Dec 2023, 11:46
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Looks like (from Google Earth) the normal landing strip isn't much more than a cleared area adjacent to the river....

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Transport prosecutorsí 😬
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Transport prosecutorsí 😬
I noted that too!

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Originally Posted by stilton
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Surely it was a "special landing operation"?
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