[Watch] The Flight of Undisputed Superstar of the Skies — the Biggest Airplane in the World

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The Ukrainian cargo jet named “Mriya” is the undisputed superstar of the skies — the biggest airplane in the world.  Watch the video of the aeroplane which is taking flight on a rare delivery mission across three continents.

Formerly known as Antonov An-225, the plane was developed as a space shuttle but got morphed into the world’s biggest flying van.

What makes this plane so special?

  • Most airliners are powered by two or four jet engines whereas this plane has six.
  • Its wingspan measures 290 feet (88 meters), which is longer than five 53-foot semi-truck trailers set end-to-end.
  • Its total weight at takeoff is 640 tons.  Which is more than twice as heavy as the Statue of Liberty.
  • Mriya has 32 wheels spread across its oversized landing gear.

It’s rare to see it in action.  Thousands of spectators are expected to greet the plane and its six-member crew when it arrives, according to the Antonov Company.

Disclaimer: This video is intended for informational purpose only.  This may not be construed as a news item or advice of any sort.  Please consult the experts in that field for the authenticity of the presentations.

Source: CNN

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