Aviation Photo #1225220 Ilyushin Il-62M - Domodedovo Airlines

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DMO125 suffered radom disintegration approximately one hour before arrival to UHHH. Cause is unclear at the moment. Close view of damaged nose. Pieces of radom also damaged No.3 engine. Pilots didn't declare an emergency, because all airplane systems worked well.
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Photo Added: June 18, 2007

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Anonymous
10 years ago
...all but the radar that is.

Fantastic shot. Always great to see these unique events with so much detail.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice close-up! What a severe damage of the radom!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really great and rare shot!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
All systems worked well??? I doubt that radar worked fully in this state.
You must mean "all vital systems worked" :-)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Aren't the pilots lucky! A few inches higher and they might have been sucked out of the cockpit by an explosive decompression! And I can't imagine the weather radar was working, the pilot probably had no idea of the extent of the damage and that's why no emergency was declared.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Hmmm.. Gremlins? Some kind of freak meteorite hit? hope they can repair it, sad to see an IL-62 go.
Anonymous
9 years ago
EURO NCAP 5 stars for the IL-62 for frontal impact!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Now we know!
The radome was damaged by statics firstly. Then airflow finished this dirty work.
About "all system worked well" - I forgot to add "as the crew said" :-)
Alexey Matvienko.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow. The Russians sure make some tough ol' birds.
Anonymous
5 years ago
...except of the weather radar :)

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