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Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing There?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8529 times:

Like the topic says, any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Will


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User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8473 times:

Could it be the SU241 from SVO? It's scheduled to be a A321

7LBAC111



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User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8380 times:

Reg is RA-86712, flight number is SDM9045.

Will



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User currently offlineRoblondon70 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8309 times:

So, a VIP configured aircraft. Right? Who's in town?

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8266 times:

Vladimir Putin perhaps?

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User currently offlineRoblondon70 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8171 times:

I think he's been upgraded to an IL-96!!

User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 723 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7977 times:

FYI,
The aircraft landed around 1300 ish , taxied past us while we were out towing and parked on stand 301 ( i think) not to the royal suite. Punters casually walking down stairs, didn't look too important.

RGDS
TUGMASTER


User currently offlineStargoldlhr From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7925 times:

It may be a ghost of a VC10 ??

its come back to haunt us for disturbing the trident.


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User currently offlineSterne82 From Belgium, joined May 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7907 times:

Rossiya, the airline V. Putin is using for his official flights, is using different aircrafts like:

IL-62M, Tu-214, Yak-42 (to be verified), IL-96-300PU, and so on.

So he's not always upgraded on IL-96  Wink/being sarcastic

Regards,

Sterne


User currently offlineAvianceGirlUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7753 times:

Thanks for posting that Will whilst i was frantically texting you all the info lol..
Ive found out she will be leaving LHR at 9pm tomorrow..
No one important on board i beleive..


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5698 times:

No one important on board i beleive..

What was the Aircraft doing there.A charterd flight.

Does Putin have an Equavalent Air Force One Aircraft.

This Airline Rossiya is it the Rusian state transport company.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineTRENT500 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5611 times:

There was aother ll-62 at LGW a few weeks ago. Not sure if it was same A/C.

Trent.


User currently offlineEi2ksea From Ireland, joined Jul 2004, 578 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5586 times:

Are IL-62s not only allowed in the EU when its for governmental trips? That would point to it being something diplomatic, maybe some kind of trade delegation or something?

Really loved the days when the Aeroflot and Air Ukraine IL-62s were a regular sight in SNN! That rear wheel is cool!



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User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

I was at LHR yesturday evening, on board AF's A320 F-GFKS. We were parked next to this IL-62.

The aircraft was RA-86712 :


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But I don't know why she was there... Sad


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