Aircraft Photo of LZ-INK | Ilyushin Il-76TD | Metro Cargo | #544
Registration / Serial:LZ-INK
Aircraft Original Type:Ilyushin Il-76
Aircraft Generic Type:Ilyushin Il-76/78/82
Aircraft Version:Ilyushin Il-76TD
C/n (msn):0093494835
Operator Titles:Metro Cargo
Aircraft Name:Lugano
City / Airport:Amsterdam - SchipholMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: EHAM   IATA: AMS   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:25 September 1990
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 544
Photo Comment

Dark rain clouds approaching from the northwest, but "Lugano" is still lit by the nice autumn sunshine. On 24 May 1991 the crew of this aircraft was unable to find the runway of Bakhtaran, Iran because of bad weather. They ran out of fuel and had to make a forced landing in the Iranian desert. This IL-76, not even two years old at that time, was written off. Metro Cargo ceased operations the following month, on 20 Jun 1991.

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