How did Putin’s pilots land aircraft No. 1 in dense fog in Kyrgyzstan’s Bishkek?

The plane of Russian President Vladimir Putin made a “jewellery” landing at Bishkek’s Manas International Airport in fog when Mr. Putin flew to a meeting of the CSTO Summit, the Russia 24 TV Channel reported in its special report.

“The fog is such that even a huge IL-96 is hardly distinguishable. The plane number 1 with President Putin made a jewellery landing in severe weather conditions. On the day of the CSTO Summit, heavy fog fell at Bishkek’s Manas International Airport. The airport did not take any flights during nine hours, but some took a chance,” the report reads.

The pilots who serviced the President’s aircraft said in an interview that the weather changed “every 10 minutes” before landing, and conditions worsened during the landing itself but the crew was ready for this and the plane flew to the reserve circle and then safely landed.

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