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    Largest plane in the world lands in AK on the way to Haiti

    If I were a commercial pilot, I would ask to ride jumpseat to Miami just to be able to fly in it.

    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Huge Russian jet lands at Fairbanks airport


    Huge Russian jet lands at Fairbanks airport

    FAIRBANKS - Burnie Hall has seen a few airplanes in his time, but nothing quite like the Antonov AN-225 that touched down in Fairbanks on Tuesday.

    Hall, the owner of the local ground support company Omni Logistics, craned his neck to look up at the monstrous Ukrainian cargo plane as it came to a halt near the south passenger terminal at Fairbanks International Airport.

    The AN-225 boasts six jet engines, a 290-foot wingspan and landing gear with 32 tires that come up to crew membersí chests. The barrel-shaped body is capable of carrying more than 50 vehicles, with a total cargo capacity of more than 250 tons.

    Not only is it the biggest functioning airplane in the world, the Soviet-era plane is the only one of its kind.
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    I saw this on Discovery Channel a few weeks ago, it's a bad ass plane!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ms1600 View Post
    Not only is it the biggest functioning airplane in the world, the Soviet-era plane is the only one of its kind.
    There actually is one more made, but it's was never finished.

    Photos: Antonov An-225 Mriya Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net
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