Soviet Antonov AN-12 aircraft, No. USSR-11994 crashed on Graham Bell Island in 1973. The wreckage of abandoned Soviet aircraft sits with rusted hardware on the island in the Arctic Ocean.
I don’t have practically no information about that aircraft and an accident. In social networks group about Graham Bell, in one of the comments, I found out information that this Soviet Antonov AN-12 aircraft missed the runway when landing. The crew, fortunately, all survived. But the plane was dragged to the side, placed next to the village, and so it is there to this day.
Greem Bell is an airfield of the Russian Air Force in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. It is located on Graham Bell Island in the Franz Josef Archipelago, 1372 km north of Khatanga, and is the northernmost airfield in Russia, at latitude 81°N.
It is an ice airfield operational only during the winter months, roughly from the end of November to the beginning of March, and uses the internal callsign XLDG. Greem Bell Airfield was shut down in 1994, but re-opened in 2012.
The wreckage of Soviet AN-12 Aircraft
on Goole Maps
Find the location of the abandoned Soviet Antonov AN-12 aircraft on Google Maps. Below you find the coordinates of the wreckage of An-12 plane on Google Maps.
Coordinates: 80.83362615622904, 64.1336336341259