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Why The An-124 At IAD?

Wed May 16, 2007 3:58 am

Hi all. I've been "lurking" these forums for years, but finally decided that I've waited too long to join!

Anyway, here's my question... Twice now I've seen Antonov aircraft in IAD airspace. About a year ago I saw an An-225 on arrival on 19R (blew my mind)... and just this afternoon, I saw an An-124 climbing out (FlightAware info below). What do these aircraft do/deliver/service out of Dulles? I'd wouldn't expect aircraft of that type in a major commercial airport like that... unless it was strictly cargo. Thoughts?

Volga-dnepr "Volga-dnepr" (Russian Federation)
Aircraft Antonov Ruslan (quad-jet) (H/A124/R)
Origin Washington Dulles Int'l (KIAD)
Destination Gander Int'l (CYQX)

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RE: Why The An-124 At IAD?

Thu May 17, 2007 8:59 am

It is currently on it's way to Helsinki. Probably transporting huge HVAC units or power turbines.
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