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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mriya, the world's biggest iron bird flown back to Australia

Mriya, the largest aircraft ever been made in the world, has recently flown back and carrying the goods delivery mission across three continents. The landing of the largest iron bird in the Prague airport, instantly attract the attention of many people. Many people come to Prague, to witness Mriya against gravity when will land at the Vaclav Havel airport, Czech Republic.
An-225 'Mriya,' the world's biggest aircraft. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aHXrr)
As quoted by CNN on Thursday, May 12, 2016, the aircraft was officially named Antonov An-225's, made in the 1980s to transport the Soviet space shuttle in his back. When the transporting mission was over, Mriya was crowned as the coolest cargo transporter aircraft in the world.

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the plane landed back in Prague and were greeted by the airport authorities to load the giant aircraft's belly with a generator weighing 130 tonnes to be delivered to Australia.
Left side view of An-225 'Mriya,' transporter aircraft. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aHXrr)
If the general aircraft is usually driven by two or four jet engines, but the giant aircraft was run using six jet engines. And the wing span of Mriya has a length of 290 ft, or equivalent to 88 meters. The cargo cabin length exceeds even the length of Wright brothers' historic plane in 1903.

When taking off, the monster plane has to fight to lift the body weighing over 640 tonnes, which is even more than double the weight of the Statue of Liberty. If the goods are usually put in the cargo through the bottom of the fuselage, and Mriya only stayed to open its nose was directly connected with the cargo cabin.
Cockpit view of An-225 'Mriya,' transporter aircraft. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aHYYT)
The flying action of giant aircraft was very rare. Normally the aircraft are flown by six people, only flown once or twice a year. The An-225 has the title as the cargo plane that flew with the world's heaviest payloads. In 2004, Mriya fly transporting 247 tonnes of oil pipeline machine to Uzbekistan.
This time, the giant plane was scheduled to fly from Prague with the first stop in Turkmenistan, India and Malaysia, before finally reaching its final destination in Perth, Australia. After completing the mission. Mriya will be back parking at the Kiev airport, Ukraine, and waiting for the next mission. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CNN]
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