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Russian Mission Airport

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Airport type  Public
17/35  3,600
Code  RSH
Phone  +1 907-438-2416
Elevation AMSL  51 ft / 16 m
3,600  1,097
Elevation  16 m
Owner  Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
Serves  Russian Mission, Alaska
Address  Nunvotchuk Lake Access Rd, Russian Mission, AK 99657, USA

Russian Mission Airport (IATA: RSH, ICAO: PARS, FAA LID: RSH) is a state-owned public-use airport located in Russian Mission, a city in the Kusilvak Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.

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Facilities

Russian Mission Airport covers an area of 143 acres (58 ha) at an elevation of 51 feet (16 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with a 3,600 by 100 ft (1,097 x 30 m) gravel surface. It also has a seaplane landing area designated 18W/36W which covers an area of the Yukon River measuring 3,000 by 500 ft (914 x 152 m).

Accidents and incidents

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, a collision occurred near Russian Mission Airport involving a Ravn Connect Cessna Caravan 208B EX aircraft that had been leased from Hageland Aviation Services and a Renfro's Alaskan Adventures Piper PA-18 Super Cub, killing the three people on board the Cessna Caravan 208B and the two on board the Piper aircraft. The Ravn Connect flight was a commercial one from Russian Mission Airport to Marshall Don Hunter Sr. Airport in Marshall, Alaska, while the Renfro's Alaskan Adventures aircraft was on a charter flight from Bethel Airport to a hunting location.

References

Russian Mission Airport Wikipedia


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