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Tapa Airfield

Tapa Airfield (ICAO: EETA) is an unused air base in Estonia located 3 km (1.9 mi) southwest of Tapa. During the Cold War it was home to 656 IAP (656th Interceptor Aviation Regiment).

Tapa's interceptor regiment initially operated the Sukhoi Su-9 (Fishpot) in the 1960s and 1970s.. This aircraft was replaced in 1978 with the MiG-23M (Flogger-B).

In 1987, interceptor aircraft were dispatched from Tapa to intercept Mathias Rust's Cessna 172 in a famous Cold War incident.

Tapa Airfield
Tapa lennuväli
  • IATA: none
  • ICAO: EETA
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Estonian Air Force
Location Tapa
Elevation AMSL 331 ft / 101 m
Coordinates 59°14′06″N
025°57′06″E
Map

Location in Estonia

Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23
2,500
8,202
Concrete
Sources: Forgotten Airfields


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