Antonov An-225 Mriya: The world’s largest plane lands in Australia for the first time


The world’s largest plane has landed in Australia for the first time.

Traffic blocked roads as 15,000 people gathered to watch the Antonov An-225 Mriya touch down at Perth airport.

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

The plane picked up its cargo in Prague and stopped at locations in the Middle East and Asia before landing in Australia.