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The world's largest aircraft touches down in Australia

The six-engine Antonov An-224 aircraft, built to transport the Soviet space shuttle, is now used for cargo. The Ukrainian cargo plane is 84 metres long and has a wingspan of 88.4 metres and is in Perth.

The world's largest aircraft touches down in Australia
The world's largest aircraft, the Ukraine-built Antonov An-225 Mriya, touches down at Perth Airport on May 15, 2016. The six-engine aircraft, built to transport the Soviet space shuttle the Buran, is now used for cargo no other plane can handle and on this flight to Perth it has carried a large generator purchased by a Western Australian resources company. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
The world's largest aircraft touches down in Australia
The Antonov AN-225 Mriya is welcomed with a water canon shower at Perth International airport on May 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. The Ukrainian cargo plane is 84 metres long and has a wingspan of 88.4 metres and is in Perth. (Getty Images)
The world's largest aircraft touches down in Australia
The tail of the Antonov AN-225 Mriya is seen after arriving at Perth International airport on May 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. The Ukrainian cargo plane is 84 metres long and has a wingspan of 88.4 metres and is in Perth. (Getty Images)
The world's largest aircraft touches down in Australia
Members of the public take photos and video of the Antonov AN-225 Mriya from the viewing deck at Perth International airport on May 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. The Ukrainian cargo plane is 84 metres long and has a wingspan of 88.4 metres and is in Perth. (Getty Images)
The world's largest aircraft touches down in Australia
The Antonov AN-225 Mriya comes into land at Perth International airport on May 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. The Ukrainian cargo plane is 84 metres long and has a wingspan of 88.4 metres and is in Perth. (Getty Images)
The world's largest aircraft touches down in Australia
The world's largest aircraft, the Ukraine-built Antonov An-225 Mriya, is guided into position after touching down at Perth Airport on May 15, 2016. The six-engine aircraft, built to transport the Soviet space shuttle the Buran, is now used for cargo no other plane can handle and on this flight to Perth it has carried a large generator purchased by a Western Australian resources company. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
The world's largest aircraft touches down in Australia
The nose is raised up on the world's largest aircraft, the Ukraine-built Antonov An-225 Mriya, after it touched down at Perth Airport on May 15, 2016. The six-engine aircraft, built to transport the Soviet space shuttle the Buran, is now used for cargo no other plane can handle and on this flight to Perth it carried a large generator purchased by a Western Australian resources company. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
The world's largest aircraft touches down in Australia
The world's largest aircraft, the Ukraine-built Antonov An-225 Mriya, taxis back to the terminal after touching down at Perth Airport on May 15, 2016. The six-engine aircraft, built to transport the Soviet space shuttle the Buran, is now used for cargo no other plane can handle and on this flight to Perth it carried a large generator purchased by a Western Australian resources company. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
The world's largest aircraft touches down in Australia
Members of the media record as the nose is raised up on the world's largest aircraft, the Ukraine-built Antonov An-225 Mriya, after it touched down at Perth Airport on May 15, 2016. The six-engine aircraft, built to transport the Soviet space shuttle the Buran, is now used for cargo no other plane can handle and on this flight to Perth it carried a large generator purchased by a Western Australian resources company. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
The world's largest aircraft touches down in Australia
Spectators wait for the arrival of the Ukraine-built Antonov An-225 Mriya at Perth Airport on May 15, 2016. The six-engine aircraft, built to transport the Soviet space shuttle the Buran, is now used for cargo no other plane can handle and on this flight to Perth it carried a large generator purchased by a Western Australian resources company. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
The world's largest aircraft touches down in Australia
Spectators look out from an indoor viewing room over the Ukraine-built Antonov An-225 Mriya after it arrived at Perth Airport on May 15, 2016. The six-engine aircraft, built to transport the Soviet space shuttle the Buran, is now used for cargo no other plane can handle and on this flight to Perth it carried a large generator purchased by a Western Australian resources company. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
The world's largest aircraft touches down in Australia
The Antonov AN-225 Mriya lands at Perth International airport on May 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. The Ukrainian cargo plane is 84 metres long and has a wingspan of 88.4 metres and is in Perth. (Getty Images)
The world's largest aircraft touches down in Australia
A ground staff member signals to pilots after the arrival of the Antonov AN-225 Mriya at Perth International airport on May 15, 2016 in Perth, Australia. The Ukrainian cargo plane is 84 metres long and has a wingspan of 88.4 metres and is in Perth. (Getty Images)