13 spectacular photos of world's largest aircraft

Antonov An-255 Mriya, built to transport the Soviet space shuttle, is now used for cargo no other plane can handle


Multimedia Desk May 16, 2016
The world's largest aircraft, the Ukraine-built Antonov An-225 Mriya, is positioned after touching down at Perth Airport on May 15, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

More than 15,000 people gathered on Sunday to watch the moment the world's largest plane landed in Perth, Australia, after an epic journey to transport a 117-tonne mining generator halfway around the world.

The Antonov An-255 Mriya, built to transport the Soviet space shuttle, Buran, is now used for cargo no other plane can handle.

The six-engine aircraft landed in Perth, with tens of thousands of fans cheering on as massive plane hit the tarmac.

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