Monday, 11 June 2012

A Look Back: Libyan Air Cargo Antonov An-124 - Manchester Airport

A very lucky catch for me.

This Libyan Air Cargo Antonov An-124 'Ruslan' (5A-DKN) had made several trips to the airport in the days leading up to this video, but because the aircraft didn't have a firm schedule it was hit and miss as to whether or not you'd see it.

I just happened to be at The Airport Hotel near the threshold of Runway 23R when the beast arrived. Amazing views.

Notice the smoke coming from the engines as she makes her final approach, followed by the huge amount of smoke generate by those many tyres (24) on touchdown. Impressive indeed!

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