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Topic: Il-76 En Route To LAX
Username: Newark727
Posted 2012-11-25 13:17:33 and read 5335 times.

Apparently there is an Il-76, flight VI 4351, currently underway for LAX. When I first looked trackers indicated an arrival around 3 PM Pacific but that's since been revised to after 5 PM which means photos are going to be difficult or impossible. Does anyone know when it is leaving?

Topic: RE: Il-76 En Route To LAX
Username: vikkyvik
Posted 2012-11-25 15:05:52 and read 5304 times.

Holy crap, I'll have to head over. Thanks for the warning! Flightaware shows 5:25 PM.

Very interesting route it took....

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA4351

Topic: RE: Il-76 En Route To LAX
Username: vikkyvik
Posted 2012-11-25 18:38:24 and read 5256 times.

Well....no luck for me. Had to pick a side, and chose the south side. Didn't land there.

Oddly enough, I didn't see it in the distance landing on the north side either, though I suppose I could have missed it....

Topic: RE: Il-76 En Route To LAX
Username: DL747
Posted 2012-11-25 20:12:33 and read 5245 times.

What tracker did you use? I was using planefinder for a similar flight into SEA, and found it to be an incorrect aircraft label. I think the same could have occused here.

Topic: RE: Il-76 En Route To LAX
Username: Newark727
Posted 2012-11-25 20:59:59 and read 5238 times.

Quoting DL747 (Reply 3):
What tracker did you use? I was using planefinder for a similar flight into SEA, and found it to be an incorrect aircraft label. I think the same could have occused here.

I pulled it up on flightaware first and then some other site, I think flightstats? Of course they might have been using the same data. I find it hard to believe that they'd mess up the Volga-Dnepr callsign and flight number too but I suppose it's possible.

Topic: RE: Il-76 En Route To LAX
Username: psal1011
Posted 2012-11-26 20:49:34 and read 5102 times.

It was a Volga Depnr flight. It was RA-76950

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=RA-76950

It did not stay long. It is currently enroute to PANC.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/V...2/history/20121126/2300Z/KLAX/PANC


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