It was flying over Delhi, India 6:41PM IST May 22 2021


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    $\begingroup$ This immediately says "Soviet design space" $\endgroup$ May 23 '21 at 14:46
  • $\begingroup$ Awesome David! I saw it, thought to myself I don't know what model this is, but it's an Ilyushin, and then saw your comment ... scrolled down, Il-76. Amazing how clearly that form language announces itself! $\endgroup$
    – Sixtyfive
    May 23 '21 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ Isn’t this design also similar to some planes from the Royal Air Force? I ran Google Lens on this image, and it suggested an RAF plane right off the bat. $\endgroup$ May 23 '21 at 15:45
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    $\begingroup$ Sort of. It has the same basic form as the C-17 and A400M (t-tail, high wing, 4 engines), but other than this characteristics it’s pretty different. $\endgroup$
    – MD88Fan
    May 23 '21 at 16:45

That is a Silk Way Airlines Ilyushin Il-76. Here is a snapshot from flightradar24 from 13:03 UTC (6:33 PM IST) where the aircraft is approaching Delhi Airport:

FR24 snapshot

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot kind stranger! $\endgroup$ May 22 '21 at 13:25

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