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Registration: CCCP-87490

Construction Number: 9110117

Model Yakovlev Yak-40

Operator: Aeroflot (SU / AFL)

Airport: London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), UK - England

Photographer: Paul Robinson

Date Taken: 16/09/1976

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Came to LGW as a demonstrator for British Caledonian to assess for Sierre Leone Airways as a replacement for their D.H. Herons. From a correspondent - Date believed to be 16 September 1976. Earlier this aircraft was registered CCCP-87597 and as such appeared at the Paris Air Show in June 1975; it was canx from the Russian register on 11 August 1975 and the same day re-registered CCCP-87490 in which identity it visited Gatwick the following year on 16 September 1976 as recorded in the Gatwick Aviation Society's magazine "Hawkeye".

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