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Would You Eat At This Restaurant?  
User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 856 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 13583 times:

This seams like an odd business model. If the remarks to this photo can be believed the wreck of this IL-62 has been converted into a restaurant? A retired airliner becoming a restaurant is not remarkable, but the fact that 16 people died in this wreck, 13 of them crew, makes for one depressing place to eat. Perhaps not a good :"first date" dinner idea.

Is this for real?

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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 12910 times:

The photo comment says that the a/c is parked at a restaurant, not that it has been converted into one. While it's not being used at a restaurant, it would be a bit unnerving to look at the wreckage of an a/c in which people died. Definitely creepy.

User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12758 times:

Ahaha i remember this event. Sad......but i probably wouldn't eat there.


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12633 times:

Quoting 26point2 (Thread starter):
Would You Eat At This Restaurant? 

Is the fish fresh?



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User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12066 times:

I would neither eat there nor walk under the airplane and rely on that metal brace to hold up the forward section of the fuselage  

User currently offlinewarden145 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 544 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11949 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 4):
I would neither eat there nor walk under the airplane and rely on that metal brace to hold up the forward section of the fuselage

I was thinking the same thing...even given that the nose gear isn't holding all that much of an aircraft's weight, that metal brace looks far too weak...



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User currently offlinevaus77w From Australia, joined Aug 2011, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10801 times:

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 2):
The photo comment says that the a/c is parked at a restaurant, not that it has been converted into one. While it's not being used at a restaurant, it would be a bit unnerving to look at the wreckage of an a/c in which people died. Definitely creepy.

Yes that was how I understood it too. If it was just a retired airliner (that hadn't crashed), that would be fine, but this isn't nice to look at, at all.


User currently offlineSEA From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9069 times:

As much as I ADORE the IL-62, no, just no.

User currently offlineGrid From Kazakhstan, joined Apr 2010, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8945 times:

I'd have to see a menu, prices, and reviews.


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User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8556 times:

This is sketchy on so many levels.


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User currently offlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1954 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7936 times:

Wow...Has anyone thought about how it got into this position? Must have been a crane, based on the surroundings. Additionally, it does not look very secure. A good stiff cross wind and this a/c will weather-vane right off that nose stand!

User currently offline757mde From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7751 times:

If the food was good and the prices right yes I would.


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User currently offlinemalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6693 times:

I have seen better IL-62 with food options, if you want to still eat some snacks, or get a cup of hot ramen, and sit under an IL-62 that is supported by its original gears. go to Datangshan in China, You can go touch the Il-62 and play around it and have a picnic under it.


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User currently onlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5810 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5782 times:

It does look as if it's just parked there: I don't see any stairs. Odd display for a restaurant though. In Brussels Zaventem there's a stylised painting of 9/11 next to boarding gates, which also seems a bit odd.

User currently offlineFN1001 From Moldova, joined Sep 2008, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

Some years ago there was in Hungary between Hegyeshalom and Győr on the old transit road a restaurant with an aircraft parked as eye catcher. Also somewhere between Magdeburg (former GDR) and Helmstedt (West Germany) was an old Interflug airplane that with a restaurant around.


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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8194 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

I flew on this plane a couple of weeks before the crash. There was only two Il-62 crews in Iran (sent with aircraft from Kazakhstan) and all eight of them were on board and all killed. Quite shocking to think about - they went with high hopes of creating new employment opportunities for Il-62 pilots and three months later, they were all dead. Although I never saw their faces, that includes whoever was flying when I was onboard - two sectors on UP-i6205 (the last Il-62 ever built, completed 1995 and stored until 1999), and one leg on the machine that crashed, UP-i6208 (an 80s machine originally delivered to Interflug, then Aeroflot-Uzbekistan Airways-DETA-Aria). And they killed the CEO of Aria, the Iranian airline that leased these planes, too.

Btw the cause of the crash was, they were late, the boss of Aria was onboard to see how the Kazakhs were doing which added some pressure. They were rushing (even the en route cruise speed was very high), and touched down 40mph above Vref in the second half of the runway. Never stood a prayer of stopping. Hit the concrete wall surrounding the airport and finally stopped outside the airport in open country. Totally avoidable, stupid accident, more tragic because it was so unnecessary. That was the last Il-62 flight in Iran and Aria was grounded for a year, now back in the skies flying a couple of Fokker 50s out of Bandar Abbas.

I can tell you with absolute certainty that this aircraft is no restaurant. She is like a ghost on the outskirts of Mashhad airport, and although there may be a restaurant nearby (I didn't know there was, and have never heard of one), no-one would eat on this thing. Inside took quite a beating in the accident, not to mention the nose section totally decapitated, and wings severely battered by impact including when the aircraft went through the perimenter wall with great force. Aviation workers and officials in Iran are all affected by this accident. It's not a source of national pride.



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