After an original idea by Paul Freeman.
First published 7 Nov 2010. This collection of airfields is © 2010 - 2014 RonaldV
lt

Krakes

16-11-2011


85

55°25'24"N 023°41'33"E

runway: 17/35 - 400x20m - asphalt

Krakės airfield was an airfield 150 kilometers west-northwest of Vilnius.
The airfield was built by order of the Lithuanian SSR (a state within the Soviet Union) Council of Ministers in the 1975-1985 timeframe.
It was used for agricultural activities by state-run Aeroflot. It consisted of a small runway, taxiways and three small platforms to the east of the runway. After Lithuanian independence the airfield was abandoned.

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No photos or maps of the airfield while in use have been located

Undated aerial photography of the airfield (Google Earth) suggests the airfield is in reasonable shape. It is abandoned however, and therefore officially closed to all traffic.

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Krakes airfield photographed in 2010 (Google Earth).



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