On September 29, 2018, the Tu-154M RA-85684 of Alrosa Airlines performed its last flight en route Mirny - Novosibirsk. "The Hero of Izhma" – the famous Tupolev, which was restored to the flying state after the emergency landing on the abandoned airfield of Izhma, caused by complete blackout during the flight in 2010.
Alrosa Airlines treats its airplanes with great respect, so the company's management decided to save the airliner from being decomissioned. Instead, it will be installed as a monument in the aviation museum of the Tolmachevo airport, Novosibirsk.
AviMedia's editor-in-chief Artyom Kuzhlev shares a first-hand experience of flying on this historic aircraft.