Aviation Photo #1422622 Ilyushin Il-62M - LOT - Polish Airlines / Polskie Linie Lotnicze

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On 9 May 1987 this Il-62 crashed near Warsaw-Okecie Airport as it attempted to return for a landing following an engine failure which started a fire and severed the elevator controls. Sadly all 183 persons on board were killed, making this Poland's worst ever air disaster.
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    LOT - Polish Airlines / Polskie Linie Lotnicze
    Ilyushin Il-62M
    Ilyushin Il-62
    Ilyushin Il-62
    Ilyushin
    3344942
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    Amsterdam - Schiphol
    Netherlands
    August 30, 1986
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Comments (7)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Nobody will ever be able to take another shot of this particular airplane.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very Sad...
Anonymous
7 years ago
I had flown on this aircraft so many times in mid-80s, working as a flight attendant... A friend of mine, F/A Malgorzata Ostrowska perished with it...
Piotr Stopczyk, ex-LOT & ex-PAA Flight Attendant
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very nice photo, nice color scheme, beautiful design. Sadly lost with great loss of lives. RIP.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is a great picture of lot polish airlines flight 5055 this plane is named tadeusz kosciuszko this plane crashed on may 9th 1987 killing 183 people on board it is poland's worst plane crash
Anonymous
6 years ago
Super
Anonymous
5 years ago
Sadly, my mother passed away in this plane, I was 2 at the time. Rest in peace to everyone who perished.

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