Yakovlev Yak-40, CCCP-87490 / 9110117, Aeroflot (SU / AFL)
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Construction Number: 9110117
Model Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator: Aeroflot (SU / AFL)
Photographer: Paul Robinson
Date Taken: 16/09/1976
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".