UTA_flyinghigh
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Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing There?

Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:18 pm

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

Thanks,
Will
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RE: Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing There?

Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:20 pm

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

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RE: Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing Ther

Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:52 pm

Reg is RA-86712, flight number is SDM9045.

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RE: Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing There?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:16 am

So, a VIP configured aircraft. Right? Who's in town?
 
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RE: Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing There?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:37 am

Vladimir Putin perhaps?

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RE: Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing There?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:34 am

I think he's been upgraded to an IL-96!!
 
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RE: Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing There?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:39 am

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.

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RE: Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing There?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:04 am

It may be a ghost of a VC10 ??

its come back to haunt us for disturbing the trident.


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RE: Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing There?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:14 am

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

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RE: Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing There?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:20 am

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..
 
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RE: Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing There?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:02 pm

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.
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RE: Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing There?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:21 pm

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

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RE: Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing There?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:26 pm

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?

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RE: Il-62 At LHR Right NOW! What Is She Doing There?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:24 pm

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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