World's Largest Airplane Lands At RDU
Posted October 27, 2006
RALEIGH, N.C. — People around the Raleigh-Durham International Airport had the chance to see an unusual sight above them Friday, as the world's largest aircraft swept down to land.
The six-engine, 275-foot-long Antonov AN-225 was originally designed to provide a piggy-back for the Soviet Buran space shuttle. The plane is headed to Tanzania with a 242,000-pound portable power plant on board. It's scheduled to take off again around midnight.