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Cargo from Manchester to L'Aquila–Preturo Airport, Italy

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In light of recent events in Italy at the Rigopiano Hotel in the Abruzzo region, I decided to utilise the IL-76 in a mercy flight to the nearest airfield with 50 tons of replacement rescue equipment and helicopter parts. LIAP appeared to be the closest airport with enough tarmac to handle the big STOL.

 

Manchester is well known for days like this!

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The spotters at the Airport Hotel don't see many of these!

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Typical!

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We'll be above all this soon.

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Over the Swiss Alps.

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Beginning the descent.

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All dirtied up, she's got everything hanging out in the breeze! Hopefully we won't be doing any off-roading today!

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Touchdown!

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Taxiway's a bit narrow!

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Time to get everything unloaded.

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Cheers.

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Great set of shots......love the big cargo IL 76 all weather/terrain!

 

HLJAMES

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