The world’s largest cargo plane, the Antonov AN-225, will land at Prestwick Airport on Sunday

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The heaviest plane in the world is due to land in Prestwick tomorrow.Aircraft enthusiasts are ready to feast when the Antonov An-225 Mriya stops in South Ayrshire en route to France.

The giant strategic airlift cargo plane – powered by six turbofans – arrives for a brief visit on Sunday.

It has a maximum take-off weight of 640 tonnes and was originally designed to transport the Russian space shuttle by the Antonov design office in the Ukrainian SSR to the Soviet Union in the 1980s.

She is due to fly to Prestwick from Bangor in the United States at 2:30 p.m. before leaving at 4:30 p.m. for Chateauroux-Center airport in France.

The special arrival is expected to draw a large crowd around the perimeter of the airport and participants are reminded to park responsibly and not to block the aerodrome access gates or stop on a lot. private.

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