On that day, the weather conditions in Moscow and St. Petersburg were not suitable for flying. There were crosswinds and gusts in both places. So when we took off and rose to 5000-6000 meters, we encountered strong turbulence. Fedorushkin recalls.
As a veteran pilot, Fedorushkin said it was the hardest flight in more than 40 years. Our plane went up to 9,000 meters and we shook so violently that if we didnt fasten our seat belt, our head would hit the ceiling.
According to Fedorushkin, when the plane landed in St. Petersburg, it rained heavily, covering almost the airport. When it landed, Putin asked him to go to his office and ask about the flight situation. We talked about it, of course, it was an unpleasant experience. The plane has a 90% chance of running out of the runway, but weve got it under control.
The Russian Presidents special aircraft model is Il-96, and the fleet consists of four aircraft. It is understood that this special aircraft has a series of advanced safety functions. The first aircraft was put into operation in 1995, and the remaining three were put into operation in 2003, 2013 and 2015, respectively.
Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Lin Chiheng_NY9285