The worlds largest aircraft known as, “Antonov An-225 Mriya” has finally landed in Ghana at the Kotoka International Airport.
The arrival of the aircraft attest to the fact that Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport is now capable of hosting all types of aircraft in the world.
The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a six-engine plane and according to reports, only two of such aircraft were built.
The Antonov An-225 Mriya, which is currently the only one in operation, was reported to have flew in from Leipzig and landed at KIA after 4pm on July 7, 2021 according to Aviation Ghana.
The aircraft is a strategic heavy lift cargo transport designed and manufactured by the Antonov Design Bureau (ADB) of Ukraine. The term Mriya refers to the word dream or inspiration in English.
Its NATO reporting name is Cossack.
The aircraft was derived from the An-124 Ruslan (NATO: Condor). Cossack is the heaviest fixed wing aircraft in the world to carry 640t of cargo. It is bigger than an Airbus 380 airliner, the An-124 and the Boeing 747 Freighter.