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IL-62 DDR-SEG landing

Old 18th Oct 2002, 18:22
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IL-62 DDR-SEG landing

A couple of weeks ago, a German channel broadcast spectacular footage of an Ilyushin 62 making a (very bumpy) landing on a grassy meadow.

I couldn't understand the narration but after some research found out the plane was ex-Interflug Il-62 DDR-SEG. It is located in Stolln, Germany and now serves as the registrar's office. It also houses a small Otto Lilienthal museum and has been dubbed "Lady Agnes", after the gliding pioneer's wife.

Does anyone have any more info about this event? I'm particularly interested in obtaining (downloading?) footage of that landing. My jaw actually dropped as I watched the big airliner bouncing along on the uneven surface, great clouds of dirt being thrown up as the engines went into full reverse. Don't know whether the pilot should have been commended or condemned.

But seriously, a spectacular job!
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Old 18th Oct 2002, 20:33
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IL 62 photo coming in a few seconds

In der Nähe der Einrichtungen des Flugsportvereins steht seit dem 23.Oktober 1989 eine ausgemusterte Passagiermaschine der Interflug vom Typ Iljushin IL 62, die "Lady Agnes", benannt nach der Frau von Otto Lilienthal, Agnes. Die fast 80 Tonnen schwere Maschine wurde an diesem Tag auf dem Luftwege nach Stölln überführt. Dabei erwies sich die Landung auf der nur 900 Meter langen Graspiste als fliegerische Meisterleistung.
Im Museum kann man sich ein Video von dieser Landung ansehen.

In dem 1968 gebauten Flugzeug befindet sich heute ein Museum, das Lilienthals Flüge darstellt. Geöffnet ist die Ausstellung von April bis Oktober täglich zwischen 10 und 17 Uhr. Von November bis März ist die "Lady Agnes" nur am Wochenende von 11.00 bis 16.00 Uhr bzw. nach vorheriger Vereinbarung zu besichtigen. Außerdem beherbergt der ausgediente Passagierjet ein Standesamt, in dem an Wochenenden geheiratet werden kann.

Der in Stölln ansässige, 1990 gegründete, Flugsportverein "Otto Lilienthal" bietet an den Wochenenden allen Interessierten die Möglichkeit, mit den unterschiedlichsten Flugmaschinen die herrliche Landschaft aus der Luft zu betrachten. Der Flugsportverein "Otto Lilienthal" e.V. Stölln-Rhinow ist zu erreichen über Tel. 033875/30446.

Der Verkehrslandeplatz Stölln/Rhinow liegt 131 Fuß/40 Meter hoch und ist für Flugzeuge bis 5.700 MPW zugelassen. Der Platz weist eine Landefläche von 800 x 30 Meter auf.

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I think that the drift the captain landed an 80 tonne aircraft in 900 metres of runway (grass?) making him the aviation version of Micheal Schumaker.

The Germans are quite good at giving large airframes a second life as I used to visit a DC 6 that is now an ice cream cafe at Preußisch-Oldendorf which is not far from Hannover. A few miles down the road, a Nord Noratlas was present in a theme park.

The Valetta now at Brooklands was a cafe for a while in Dortmund if my memory serves me well.

I am surprised that Cosford have not employed the innards of their Belfast, especially as with its new coat of paint it looks superb.

Of course in the USA it is voque nowadays to live in a Boeing 727.
A lot of thread, but does anyone know of any airframes used in any of these ways in the UK?

DC6 in Germany below:

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