The plane was destroyed during the fighting in Gostomel at the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine. The publication “Strana” on May 27 reported that he was taken away for evacuation. Antonov State Enterprise called this information false
The destroyed An-225 “Mriya”
Ukrainian State Enterprise “Antonov” denied reports about the removal of the An-225 Mriya aircraft from the airport in Gostomel for disposal.
“False information about the export from the airport „Kyiv-Antonov-2“ units of the aircraft An-225 „Mriya“ for the purpose of their further utilization»,— the company says on Facebook (the social network is owned by Meta, which is recognized as extremist in Russia and banned). They explained that the video, on the basis of which the media disseminated false information, “was filmed” by a pirated “ method and distributed without the consent of the State Enterprise „Antonov“ and the relevant government agencies.
The fact that the wreckage of the “Mriya” taken away from the airport for disposal, wrote the Ukrainian media, including Strana.
An-225 “Mriya” was developed by OKB them. OK. Antonov (the former name of the aircraft manufacturing enterprise) in 1988. It was the largest transport aircraft in the world at the time of its creation and the only one assembled to full readiness. The maximum takeoff weight of the aircraft— 640 t, length— 84m, wingspan— 88.4 m, load capacity— up to 250 tons
On February 27, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced the destruction of the plane. In “Ukroboronprom” explained that “Mriya” was destroyed during the fighting at the airfield, where it was under repair at the time the Russian military operation began.
In Ukraine there is a second, unfinished copy of Mriya, its readiness is estimated at 70%. Zelensky in May announced plans to build a new such aircraft.
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