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Russian Plane At MSP?  
User currently offlineNWA320 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

I was watching planes at the cell phone lot at MSP today, and about 4:50 P.M an interesting plane landed. The wings came out of the roof of the plane, and there were two engines on each wing. The plane was very large. It was blue and white and said Volga Dnpr, i think. Under the words there was russian writing. After landing, the plane taxied over near the signature flight support center, and by the time i left, it was parked over by the northwest airlines employee parking near the humphrey terminal. Anyone know why this plane was at MSP, and where it was coming from?

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User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

came from mountain home AFB.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA2289


User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2688 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

I also saw it. An Antonov I think its called. I don't know where it came from or why its at MSP.


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User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3387 times:



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 2):
I also saw it. An Antonov I think its called. I don't know where it came from or why its at MSP.

AN-124 and they have been to MSP before. Most likely something big is being moved through the airport I woudl bet.



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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2226 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

It took off around 7:40 AM on Sunday morning, and was the loudest airplane I've heard in a long time. I'm sure it woke quite a few people up!

Fortunately, I was able to see it as it passed over my house in St Louis Park - because I could hear it coming.



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User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

For your information, Antonov is located in the Ukrane and not in Russia. Both countries were part of the USSR but are now independent. Russian is the official language of the Ukrane.

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2940 times:



Quoting Lexy (Reply 3):
AN-124 and they have been to MSP before.

Yep. I saw one in Antonov colors while taxiing by in a DC-9-30. Boy, did I feel tiny!



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2849 times:



Quoting Broke (Reply 5):
For your information, Antonov is located in the Ukrane and not in Russia. Both countries were part of the USSR but are now independent. Russian is the official language of the Ukrane.

I think you mean ukrainian is the official language of Ukraine.

Also, many ukrainians do not like when people refer to ukraine as the ukraine. The 'the' implies that they are part of something larger(i.e. USSR), and many ukrainians would like to forget about that.


User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

From a bit of research:

It was RA-82078 An-124 inbound PIK-YYR-MSP-KMUO (Mountain Home) as VDA2288.
It transited PIK Fri night and arrived Mountain Home Sun morning.
That was the flight departing MSP Sun morning.

It then turned round in 4 hours and departed back to MSP as VDA2289 (seen arriving at MSP by the OP on Sun afternoon).

As far as I can tell, it is still on the ground at MSP.



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