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World's largest plane, Antonov An-225 Mriya, set to land in Perth Sun May 15 2016 10.00 am

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posted on May, 6 2016 @ 05:47 AM

Apparently a few keen plane watchers are travelling to Perth to see this. Might take the drive myself.

The six-engine, 600 tonne plane, which once transported a Russian space shuttle on its roof, was originally reported to be headed for Perth in mid-April but is now thought to be set to touch down in mid-May. The flight will be delivering a 117-tonne power generator from Prague for a WA resources company.

Antonov An-225 specifications

Crew: 6

Length: 84 metres

Wingspan: 88.4 metres

Height: 18.1 metres

Wing Area: 905 square metres.

posted on May, 6 2016 @ 06:23 AM
a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

that would be a cool sight to see. I wonder how much 117 tonne costs in airfreight charges.

posted on May, 6 2016 @ 07:36 AM
a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

Domestic or international airport ?

My best friend is a plane fanatic I pass it on

edit on 6-5-2016 by Blacker because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 6 2016 @ 07:51 AM
I got a chance to see it a few years back. It flew into Rickenbacker (LCK) to pick up some type of MASSIVE General Electrics engine.

It was quite the sight to see. Mind boggling how something that big can take flight.

posted on May, 6 2016 @ 10:14 AM
a reply to: Blacker

i suspect International, apparently its re-fuelling in SE Asia.

posted on May, 16 2016 @ 06:35 PM
I'm not a serious plane spotter, yet I drove out to the northern end of Perth airport and watched the Antonov depart straight overhead from my chosen viewing position. It was a very cool sight.

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