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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