First off, I want to point out that this is not my video. This wasÂ originallyÂ posted in three parts and there was a lot of down time in the video, so I wanted toÂ consolidate it into one clean video since it is pretty powerful.
The video shows a Tupolov Tu-154B-2 (RA-85563)Â that was stored for about ten years being re-activated and having some obvious flight control issues. There are a few times it looks like the aircraft might be going down afterÂ disappearingÂ behind trees, but amazingly the pilots were able to keep enough control to land the TU-154 successfully.
The flight happened on April 29th at Chkalovsky Airport outside Moscow. According to Gazeta.pl, the aircraft is owned by the 800th Air Base Defense Ministry. It appears there was a malfunction with the stabilizers, but the incident is still under investigation by Russian officials.
Needless to say, these pilots are quite amazing.
FoundÂ originallyÂ from NYCAviation.com