Heaviest aircraft ever built just flew into Canada carrying PPE
The Antonov AN-225 Mriya has a wingspan of seven TTC buses and is the world's largest, heaviest cargo plane, and it just landed at one of Canada's major airports.
Pearson International Airport in Toronto welcomed the gigantic aircraft, which has been carrying PPE and other supplies to fight the pandemic, on May 30.
Previously the massive plane had landed at a Montreal airport at the beginning of May.
Antonov AN-225 landed in Anchorage this morning at 0042hrs inbound from Nagoya. Crew rest then it's headed to Toronto sometime tomorrow #avgeek #aviationphotography #planespotting #aviation #pilot #Antonov225 #an225 pic.twitter.com/vqM4mXTz5i— MarkyMark (@Fiicaan) May 29, 2020
The AN-225 landed in Anchorage on May 29 from Nagoya before heading to Toronto on May 30.
PPE had been collected from China for the AN-225 to transport.
For the first time in 6 years... the beast has arrived! @AntonovCompany #an225 taxiing off the runway! @TorontoPearson #Antonov225 #Toronto #Antonov #Airplanes #AvGeek #PaneSpotter #Planespotting #yyz @AvgeekMel pic.twitter.com/KPkp57JYid— AviationBeaver (@AviationBeavers) May 30, 2020
The only other time the aircraft has visited Toronto was in 2014.
VIDEO Antonov #An225 touch down in Toronto!— Tom Podolec Aviation (@TomPodolec) May 30, 2020
Arrived from Tianjin, China via Nagoya and Anchorage with medical supplies. UR-82060 #Mriya #Antonov @TorontoPearson https://t.co/83Xp4S2f8n pic.twitter.com/hBjutNuGIM
Normally these types of planes are used to carry air and space craft parts, precious stones, pharmaceuticals, computer components, produce, food and textiles.
The @AntonovCompany Antonov AN-225 is the world's largest active aircraft, and we had the pleasure of welcoming it to Toronto for the second time ever today.— Zack (@MobiusEagle) May 30, 2020
Thank you for providing your services to deliver much-needed PPE, and welcome to Toronto.#an225 #ADB3405 pic.twitter.com/E3aZdC72vE
Currently, the AN-225 is flying all over the world delivering crucial pandemic cargo like medical supplies, perishable goods and materials for supporting economic recovery.
The world’s biggest plane, Antonov An-225 Mriya, landed @TorontoPearson this morning brought PPEs from Tianjin, China via Nagoya and Anchorage. A huge crowd gathered to see it. #An225 #Antonov225 #Toronto pic.twitter.com/8iFaPP5MMF— Enayat Zangiabadi (@DrZangiabadi) May 30, 2020
Here it is unloading some of the PPE supplies.
Say ahhhhhhhh....— Let’s Flatten The Curve (@JeffTaylorTPS) May 30, 2020
PPE arriving @TorontoPearson today via #Antonov225
Frontline workers thank you @CP24 @CityNews @JamieGutfreund @CTVToronto @680NEWS #frontlineworkers #COVID19toronto @blogTO @torontodotcom pic.twitter.com/tXQDvZ3tQV
Close to half of Canada's air cargo moves through Pearson airport on a 24/7 basis.
Plane spotters were out in full force on May 30 for a rare chance to see and film this enormous airplane.
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