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September 16, 2016

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Umm Al Quwain Airport and abandoned plane

Not operating Umm Al Quwain Airport (IATA code: QIW, ICAO code: OMUQ) in Umm Al Quwain emirate, UAE.

Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft – is a four-engine turbofan cargo aircraft, able to operate from unpaved runways. This strategic airlifter was designed in 1960s by the Ilyushin design bureau in Soviet Union.

The UAQ IL-76 plane was built in 1975 for Soviet air force. Then – from mid 1990s – was operated by Air Cess, AirPass and Centrafrican Airlines (connected to the arms dealer Viktor Bout). In 1999 landed in UAQ Airport.

More about the UAQ airport and the abandoned Il-76 plane:

Shrouded in mystery: the Russian cargo plane abandoned in Umm Al Quwain

Revealed: the moment a mysterious Russian cargo plane landed in Umm Al Quwain

updated Sep 18, 2020

Plane landing in Umm Al Quwain:

Similar planes you can see in “Lord of War” movie:

Umm Al Quwain Airport, Al Shebeakah, Umm Al Quwain, UAE

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Umm Al Quwain

See also:

UAQ emirate & city: Emirate of Umm Al Quwain | Umm Al Quwain | Mosques of Umm Al Quwain | Umm Al Quwain City at night

UAQ beach & sunset: At the seashore | UAQ Sunset | Umm Al Quwain Sunset | At Al Medfeq BeachSunset at Green Belt Beach

UAQ nature: Date palms | White plumeria | Mangroves | Desert farms

UAQ in black&white: Lemon | Doors

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