Antonov AN-225 lands in Australia.

May 15, 2016

About 20,000 Australians came out to watch the world’s biggest jet, the Antonov AN-225, land in Perth.  The Cold War, Soviet-designed cargo plane fought crosswinds while touching down on Sunday morning.

The Ukrainian Antonov An-225, also the heaviest plane in the world, measures over 275 ft from nose to tail and 290 ft from wing tip to wing tip.  It can carry twice as much as the Boeing 747 freighter.

 The plane’s top speed is 528 miles per hour and it’s so big it can comfortably accommodate a space shuttle on its roof.  This is what is was originally designed to do for the former Soviet Union.  An amazing site for any aviation enthusiast.