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IL-76 At LTN Today

Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:36 am

Today I got to work and noticed there was a Volga-Dnepr IL-76 over at Cargo, first time visit of this type of aircraft i believe, at 1800 it was pushed back, and departed..I asked around to find out the purpose of the visit but no one seemed to know.....anyone help me?

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RE: IL-76 At LTN Today

Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:09 pm

I remember they used to fly parts in for Vauxhall, along with Inversija of Latvia, Heavylift and even SU - it was common to see 4 on the ground, this was like 10 years ago i guess (no U2 then and scheduled flights were a FR 111 & JE 360 plus the odd BY / ZB). Now Vauxhall dont make cars there i dont suppose its anything to do with them. Also, as the IL76 is now banned from EU airspace unless for humanitarian flights, i guess it must be for this - although why it didnt go to MSE like they usually do i have no idea. Are Air Foyle still going?? Maybe they chartered it and got dispensation to allow it into the EU.
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Yak97
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RE: IL-76 At LTN Today

Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:14 pm

Air Foyle used to have an IL76 of Khors Air Company (Ukraine) based at LTN during the early 1990's as part of their Oil-Spill Contract (together with a C130).
 
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RE: IL-76 At LTN Today

Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:18 pm

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 1):
Also, as the IL76 is now banned from EU airspace unless for humanitarian flights, i guess it must be for this

Volga Dnepr have the first (and maybe only) re-engined IL76 which complies to stage 3 noise restrictions, so it could be this a/c which is allowed to fly in the EU
 
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RE: IL-76 At LTN Today

Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:34 pm

I had just pulled into Luton Airport Coach stop on my way to Oxford when this bird landed, extremely lucky timing! As she turned off the runway there was a fire truck testing it's hose at the side of taxiway alpha, think it was about to give her a water canon salute but just as she got near it I disappeared over the hill on my way to the M1, literally missed it by second!

Was a very good spot though!
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