The Antonov aircraft is seen on the tarmac in Gardermoen, Norway on February 27. Photo: NTB / via Reuters
The Antonov aircraft is seen on the tarmac in Gardermoen, Norway on February 27. Photo: NTB / via Reuters
Ukraine

Ukraine invasion: World’s largest plane destroyed by Russian strikes outside Kyiv

  • The Antonov-225 cargo plane was unique to the world, at 84 metres long it could transport up to 250 tonnes of cargo at a speed of up to 850km per hour
  • Weapons manufacturer Ukroboronprom estimated that restoring the ‘Mriya’ – which made its first flight in 1988 – would cost more than US$3 billion and could take years

The Antonov aircraft is seen on the tarmac in Gardermoen, Norway on February 27. Photo: NTB / via Reuters
The Antonov aircraft is seen on the tarmac in Gardermoen, Norway on February 27. Photo: NTB / via Reuters
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