Ilyushin IL-62 details, history, etc?

From:         libove@tom.alf.dec.com (Jay Vassos-Libove)
Organization: Digital Equipment Corporation, Atlanta Customer Support Center
Date:         14 Oct 93 23:57:27 PDT
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Can someone please provide details about the Ilyushin IL-62
aircraft?

I know that it is a 4 engine jet, with two pairs of two engines,
one pair mounted on each side of the tail, and that it is a
single aisle plane, configured (by Aeroflot USA) 3-3.

How old is it (when did it first start flying "commercially")?
What is its safety record?
How comfortable does Aeroflot make it for its USA - Europe/CIS
passengers?

Anything else of interest.

Thanks!

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