IL-62 outboard thrust reversers deployed on final - why?

Date:         05 Aug 97 03:15:48 
From:         "Steven G. Thomson" <>
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I have some photos I took of a Cubana IL-62M (CU-T1217) on short final at
Toronto International in 1982. The picture shows both clamshell type
outboard thrust reversers fully deployed with the aircraft on short final.

Why would any aircraft be configured this way? It would certainly make an
interesting overshoot!
Steven G. Thomson
Arnold, Missouri