Spectacular footage of an Ilyushin 62 making a (very bumpy) landing on a grassy meadow, 23 October 1989.
The Ilyushin Il-62 (NATO reporting name Classic) is a Soviet long range jet airliner. Conceived in 1960 by Ilyushin, it first flew in 1963 and entered Aeroflot service on 15 September 1967 with an inaugural passenger flight from Moscow to Montreal. The Il-62 was the Soviet Union's first lon More..g-range jet airliner, and the first to be put into service by several other countries. It was also the first Russian pressurised plane to have a fuselage with non-circular cross-section (3.8 x 4.1m width X height) and ergonomic passenger doors, and the first Russian jet with six-abreast seating (the earlier turbo-prop Tu-114 also had this arrangement) and international-standard navigation lights.
The Il-62 was the first long-range jet airliner to be put into service by several nations, and some retired examples have been converted into museums and other uses in countries such as the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Cuba and China (Thiel, 2001). The best known example was the Il-62 "DDR-SEG" from the former East German airline Interflug. On 23 October 1989, DDR-SEG was intentionally landed on a 900m short grass airfield of a hilltop Stölln/Rhinow in a potentially dangerous and dusty maneuver. Fire trucks and ambulance crews were positioned on hand for the landing but were not needed. The jet is used to commemorate the site of the fatal crash of Otto Lilienthal (1848–1896) at the Gollenberg hill. Nick-named "Lady Agnes"after Lilienthal's wife, it is now a museum with the fuselage divided between the Lilienthal collection and a popular wedding registry.
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Tags: Ilyushin, Il-62, DDR-SEG, Lady Agnes, grass, airfield, landing, Gollenberg, Germany
Location: Gollenberg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (load item map)
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