A Russian ‘Air Force plane’ has reportedly landed in Venezuela, in keeping with photographs and flight tracker studies. In March, an identical occasion sparked a heated confrontation between Moscow and Washington.
The aircraft arrived at Venezuela’s “main airport” on Monday, Reuters reported, referring to the Simon Bolivar International Airport exterior of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas. The company didn’t present any additional particulars in regards to the plane.
An airplane with the Russian flag is seen at Simon Bolivar International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela June 24, 2019. © Reuters / Manaure Quintero
However, the photographs launched certainly present an Il-62 aircraft with a Russian flag and a tail quantity RA-86496 parked on the Caracas airport. The flight monitoring web site Flightradar24 describes this aircraft as a Russian Air Force Il-62M.
If confirmed, plainly the identical aircraft arrived in Venezuela as a part of a gaggle of two plane again in March, which sparked a dispute between Moscow and Washington. March studies in regards to the two planes carrying troops and cargo touchdown in Venezuela led Washington to demand Moscow “get out” of what it sees as its personal “backyard.”