Biggest Airplane Antonov An-225 Mriya Landed In KLIA

At 7:10am April 14, 2018, Ukranian cargo plane Antonov An-225 Mriya arrived in KLIA, making it the third time KLIA witness such gigantic, the biggest plane in the world, previously in 2007 and 2016.

When the largest plane on the planet comes to town, it tends to attract attention. Antonov An-225 or Mriya, the truly jumbo jet is 84m long and 18m high. It stacks up superlatives, longest body, longest wings, heaviest plane on the sky.

Thanks to six engines and heavy landing gears with 32 wheels. This 600 tonnes aircraft can carry 250 tonnes of super heavy cargo loaded through its nose. Since Soviet Union collapsed before they got to built more of this rare aircraft, 1980s' An-225 is the only one of its kind today.

It is an engineering marvel and frankly if you do not see it with your own eyes it is hard to believe it can ever fly.

Photos credit: NST, Izzati.

Mriya is massive, can swallow more than two C17, the military cargo plane.
Antonov 225 a Ukranian air cargo marvel.
Aircraft engineer seen walking under the nosecone of Antonov An-225
Antonov 225 international cargo transporter, see those huge fuselage.
Mriya is making three days stop in KLIA after Germany and Saudi Arabia. Its first freight flight to Malaysia after being grounded for upgrades for over a year.

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