Abandoned Plane

Everyone who visited Umm Al Quwain will be well known about the abandoned plane found at the old airfield visible from the road.

UAQ is situated in the northern emirates, popular destination is Barracuda Beach.

Place: Abandoned Plane, Umm Al Quwain
Ilyushin: The Story Behind the Abandoned Plane in Umm Al Quwain.

The plane is an Ilyushin IL 76 . The Soviet era aircraft was designed as a strategic airlifter, and was useful in remote areas as it operated well on unpaved runways. It is believed that it entered service at some point in the late 70s, early 80s

There is still disarray that encompasses the plane’s last excursion and extreme resting place in Umm Al Quwain in 1999, however the tales preceding it showing up are exceptionally charming.

However, it’s not allowed to get inside the plane or go closer to the plane, only we can view from a long distance.

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