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World's Largest Plane Departs from MSP

Updated: 07/02/2014 9:17 PM
Created: 07/02/2014 9:23 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

The world’s largest plane stopped at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday and departed several hours later.

The Antonov AN-225 Mriya, which is 275 feet long and 290 feet wide, made a stop in the Twin Cities for a delivery. It was built by the Soviet Union back in the 1980s, and its name means "Dream" in Ukrainian.

The massive plane has six turbo-fan jet engines and 32 wheels.

The plane took off shortly after 9:15 p.m.

Photo: KSTP-TV
Antonov AN-225 Mriya
Photo: Courtesy of MSP Airport
Photo courtesy of Rich Gronner

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