abc
QUICK LINKS:

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

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Few Clouds
63°
82° | 65°
  • Feels like: 63° F
  • Wind: SW 3mph
  • Humidity: 87%
  • Fri Times of sun and clouds
    83° | 65°
  • Sat Plenty of sun
    85° | 65°
  • Sun Plenty of sun
    87° | 67°
  • Mon Chance of showers
    82° | 65°

Video

KSTP NEWS