Hannigan
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Need Help To Identify An Aircraft.

Fri May 21, 2004 7:24 pm

It flew into IAD about 3PM ET yesterday. Looked like a 727 from the bottom, MD80 from the front, and had a delta-wing shape much like this photo below:


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Please note: This is not a picture of what I saw, it's just the best reference photo I could find.

The features I remember the most were the fact that it had 2 engines on each side, mounted were an MD-80 has it's mounted. It looks VERY close to the photo above, just add one more engine on each side next to the one that's already there. That's 4 engines total. Last thing, this plane was HUGE!

I wish I had more info but if anyone can help, it would be appreciated.


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RE: Need Help To Identify An Aircraft.

Fri May 21, 2004 7:33 pm

Hy there!

Sounds like IL-62!?


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RE: Need Help To Identify An Aircraft.

Fri May 21, 2004 7:42 pm

I agree with Wernair, looks like a fantastic IL-62

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RE: Need Help To Identify An Aircraft.

Fri May 21, 2004 7:43 pm

Thanks, that's the one! Next step, can anyone do a search and tell me why it was in IAD yesterday?
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RE: Need Help To Identify An Aircraft.

Fri May 21, 2004 7:47 pm

To the best of my knowledge the only aircraft with 4 rear mounted engines are the VC-10 - now only operated by the UK RAF as refueling / cargo planes,


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and the IL-62, still used by Cubana (unlikely in IAD!) and various Russian airlines. The Russian government used to use the Il-62 as the presidential plane, but I think that the Il-96 is now used for that. Best guess is an Il-62 though -


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Incidentally, I feel compelled to point out that that's not really a dela wing, it's just set far back on the plane as you usually find with rear engines / T tails. This is a delta wing....


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Hope this helps!

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RE: Need Help To Identify An Aircraft.

Fri May 21, 2004 7:51 pm

It was a VC-10! The engines were narrow and long like the one's pictured above, not like the II-62. Why would one of those be in IAD?
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RE: Need Help To Identify An Aircraft.

Fri May 21, 2004 8:00 pm

My source for this is not entirely up to date, but I gather that RAF 10 squadron which runs scheduled passenger flights to the Falkland Islands also flies to Belize via Washington. I was under the impression that L1011s were usually used, but perhaps you've got lucky with a VC-10!
 
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RE: Need Help To Identify An Aircraft.

Fri May 21, 2004 9:08 pm

I am not sure if this information is still applicable. I know that the President of Angola has a VIP IL62M which he leases from time to time for State visits. I also know that he was very recently in Washington for talks with the US. Could have been his jet too?!?

Best of luck in finding out...

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RE: Need Help To Identify An Aircraft.

Fri May 21, 2004 9:26 pm

Isnt it a Tu-134??????

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RE: Need Help To Identify An Aircraft.

Fri May 21, 2004 9:42 pm

If U look "View large" you can see its 2 engines on the Aeroflot Tu 134...
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RE: Need Help To Identify An Aircraft.

Fri May 21, 2004 9:46 pm

I agree. I thing it was a Il-96
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RE: Need Help To Identify An Aircraft.

Fri May 21, 2004 9:48 pm

Guys, look right below that photo. It says: "Please note: This is not a picture of what I saw, it's just the best reference photo I could find."

It's just a reference shot, not what I am trying to identify. If I wanted to know what that was I would just open the pic up lol.
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RE: Need Help To Identify An Aircraft.

Fri May 21, 2004 9:52 pm

IL-96? an IL-96 is impossible to mistake for an IL-62. IL-96 has 4 wing mounted engines, winglets, and is similar in looks to an A-340.....

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