Once again it's big, rusted strange and beautiful and it's in Russia. Few Km north of Saint Petersburg this giant Antonov An-8 plane rests in the woods. Why is it there, how long has it been there? If you have any info drop me a line.

coordinates : 60°07'03.95"N 30°12'12.37"E
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pictures sources : 1 2 3
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  1. Loki // Sunday, April 05, 2009 4:45:00 PM  

    This plane isn't "lost"! It is located on the territory of the small military base (the base is specialized in radio-location), and is (probably) used for training of soldiers. It stands there for at least 30 years (more earlier I was too young to pay attention at such things :) )

    P.S.: sorry for my awful english...

  2. TS // Friday, April 17, 2009 10:44:00 AM  

    Maybe it was parked there for use in training exercises? Is it near a military or police installation, or an airport, or even a school?

  3. Timtak // Thursday, July 09, 2009 12:39:00 AM  

    These might make good "Dark Tourism" venues.

    Why are there so few comments on this site. Has the artificial owl been abandoned? Perhaps it is inappropriate to leave comments here.