The Antonov 225 is the heaviest aircraft ever built. Commissioned by the Soviets as a military transporter, it’s now an international cargo carrier for a Ukrainian company. Wherever it goes, it’s causing a sensation.
A cargo plane has crashed near the city of Abidjan in Ivory Coast, killing four and injuring six. Moldovans and French nationals were on board.
A former Soviet military cargo aircraft, the Antonov 225 is the world’s biggest plane. It causes a sensation wherever it lands.
The German aircraft was hijacked by Palestinian militants in 1977 and taken to Somalia. The plane, which is a reminder of the so-called "German Autumn," will now be put on display at a museum in Friedrichshafen.
The torturous development process of the A400M transport plane has been extended yet again after Germany's Defense Ministry admitted that it had been hit more technical problems. Its latest delivery date is now in doubt.
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