World’s Biggest Airplane Lands in WA

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If you weren’t already aware the world’s largest plane has touched down in Perth, sending around16,000 aviation fanatics into a frenzy as they gathered at Perth Airport to catch a glimpse of the impressive aircraft.

It was the Antonov 225’s first visit to Australia for its first commercial flight. The plane took off from Kiev carrying a 133 tonne generator made in The Czech Republic. The plan can carry up to 250 tonnes.

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the massive plane was stranded in Ukraine but in 2001 it was decided that the plane would be recommissioned.

Once it leaves Australia, the plane will visit Turkmenistan, India and Malaysia.

Source: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/wa/2016/05/15/world-s-biggest-plane-to-touch-down-in-perth.html