I've always thought most russian airliners were banned from flying here in the USA? I understand many of the modern ones (such as the Myria) are allowed, though an AN-12?
Presumably its reg # UK-11418, which, per photos in the database, looks like a scrungy ole aircraft. FL280 is one hell of a high altitude for that old beast as it cruises over DEN as I type this.
Photo © Teemu Tuuri - FAP
Photo © Dmitry Avdeev
Likely one of the longest turboprop flights here in the USA at about 9hr 30min-10hrs, and highest flying (FL280)? At least that i've seen. Hell a little higher and perhaps it'll giveoff 4 little contrails in the sky
Anyone know whats the deal with this aircraft flying MIA-SEA? Perhaps for a museum? Looks like it left OPF for MIA, likely refueled, then departed for SEA.