KYIV: Antonov-225 Mriya, world largest cargo plane made in Ukraine , destroyed in Russian attack at Hostomel Airport near Kyiv, state arms manufacturer of Ukraine Ukroboronprom confirmed on Sunday.
Some experts estimated that it would cost at least $3 billion and a long duration to restore that plane.
An-225 Mriya was a tactical airlift cargo aircraft, designed by the Soviet Union’s Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. As it was the largest cargo airplane in the world.
There are two or four jet engines in the most of airlines but the Myria on the other hand had six jet engines. As it had wingspan of 290 feet or 88 meters which is bigger than five 53 foot semi truck trailers.
Actually hold of Mriya’s cargo is loner than the historic flight of Wright Brothers in 1903. This cargo plane was capable of lifting maximum 640 tons weight at takeoff. There were 32 wheels to carry all that weight spread across its large sized landing gear.
This cargo plane -Antonov-225 Mriya also visited Pakistan two times recently.
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