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The Federal Franz Josef Land Nature Reserve, the Russian Arctic National Park.

Remains of the aircraft IL-14T.

On 12 February 1981 the aircraft was landing in the area of the Krenkel Polar Station and landed to the left of the airstrip in the deep snow. Auxiliary fuel tanks located in the cabin came off causing the death of two passengers. The aircraft was moved from its crash site.

A polar station on Hayes Island is operated since 1957. The first name of it was Druzhnaya observatory, in 1972 it was renamed into Ernst Krenkel observatory. Up to 300 people could live here. In 1996 it was transformed into a reference station. Nowadays it takes minimal meteorological observations and its staff does not exceed 8 people.

Hayes is situated in the center of the archipelago. It was discovered by the Evelyn Baldwin expedition in 1901. It was named after Isaac Israel Hayes – an American polar explorer.


Hayes Island in Wikipedia

Hayes Island on www.franz-josef-land.info

Website of Russian Arctic National Park (in Russian only)

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