Colombian Air Force intercepted a Russian Illyushin II-96-400VPU aircraft from Moscow that flew over Colombian airspace between the departments of Cesar and La Guajira on April 19, 2021, 09:22 (local time).
In the video one of the two Kfir fighters of the FAC giving route instructions to the Russian aircraft.
The plane had permission to fly over Colombian airspace at coordinates 12’28’41.46 ”W71º24’0.75” in maritime territory. But he entered through an unauthorized area.
The Ilyushin Il-96 is a Russian long-haul wide-body aircraft that is powered by four engines. Designed by Russian aircraft designer Sergey V Ilyushin, the aircraft is manufactured by Voronezh Aircraft Production Association.
Ilyushin Il-96 can be used as a passenger or cargo aircraft, and can accommodate between 235 and 436 passengers. The aircraft features a new type of wing layout and the fuselage of the aircraft is approximately 4m shorter than its predecessor, the Il-86 aircraft.
The maiden flight of the Il-96 aircraft was on 28 September 1988. It was certified in 1992 and the first Ilyushin Il-96 entered service in July 1993 with Aeroflot Russian International Airlines.
The lifetime of the aircraft is 20 years or 20,000 landings or 60,000 flying hours. Il-96 was formerly used by Vladimir Putin and currently being used by Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.