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Largest plane draws crowds in Australia

BBC News BBC News 16/05/2016

The An-225's nose opened in Perth: The An-225's vast nose opens. Its nose gear is designed to kneel to allow loading of cargo

The An-225's vast nose opens. Its nose gear is designed to kneel to allow loading of cargo
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Thousands of Australian aircraft enthusiasts have watched the world's largest plane, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, arrive in Perth.

The 84m-long plane, which weighs 175 tonnes without cargo or fuel, was transporting a 117-tonne generator.

Traffic blocked roads on Sunday as crowds gathered to watch the plane's arrival.

The plane picked up its cargo in Prague and stopped at locations in the Middle East and Asia on its way to Australia.

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