Ilyushin Il-86
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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Ilyushin IL-86

Today in Aviation, Russia’s first wide-bodied airliner, the Ilyushin Il-86 took to the skies for the first time in 1976. The prototype flew from the manufacturers Central Aerodrome of Moscow under the command of Captain S.G. Bliznyuk. Work began on the airliner in late 1969. Initially, the manufacturer looked at developing the existing Il-62, designated […]

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