World's largest Aircraft destroyed by Russians
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The largest plane in the world, Ukraine's Antonov-225 cargo plane was destroyed by Russian strikes outside Kyiv on the fourth day of the Russian invasion on 27 February 2022.
- The aircraft was stationed at the Hostomel (also known as Gostomel) airport near the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
The aircraft was unique to the world, at 84 metres long (276 feet) it could transport up to 250 tonnes of cargo at a speed of up to 850 kilometres per hour . It made its first flight in 1988.
- It was named "Mriya", which means "dream" in Ukrainian.
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