Dubai makes room for Mriya

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The world’s largest plane landed at Al Mak­toum Air­port. Ukrainian cargo air­liner the Antonov An-225 Mriya stopped in Dubai en route to Italy, a tweet posted by Dubai Air­ports said yes­ter­day.

A video posted on their Twit­ter ac­count showed the colos­sal jet coast­ing along the run­way be­fore the air­craft’s nose opened up­wards to un­load cargo us­ing a method called ‘ele­phant kneel­ing’.

The Antonov Air­lines flight was car­ry­ing a 25-tonne ro­tor used in the oil and gas in­dus­try. The Mriya is the long­est and heav­i­est plane ever built. It mea­sures 84m in length and weighs 175 tonnes with­out cargo or fuel and 600 tonnes at full ca­pac­ity.

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