The largest airplane ever built will be in the Twin Cities for another day.
The Antonov 225, the only flying version of the giant cargo carrier ever built, landed at MSP Airport on Saturday and was to take off both Sunday night and last night, drawing dozens of watchers to the airport to see how such a huge plane flies. But, owing to a “paperwork problem,” the plane won’t leave until tomorrow.
What’s it look like inside? This.
And a trip to the cockpit is like going back in time.
We may be seeing more of the plane. The Kiev Post reports that the freeze in relations between Ukraine and Russia will likely mean the cargo airline will fly more often to U.S. airports.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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