The Antonov An-225-the longest and heaviest aircraft ever built-made its first landing in India on Friday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. The trans-continental flight, which began in the Ukraine, will end at Perth, Australia, with multiple refuelling stops along the way.
The plane, carrying a 117-tonne power generator from Prague for a Western Australia resources company, was headed for Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia before beginning the final leg of its journey.
Designed in the 1980s by the Ukrainian Antonov State Company to carry the Buran spaceplane, the cargo hold of the aircraft is longer than the distance of the original flight taken by the Wright brothers.
To put the dimensions in perspective, according to this video, the plane is 12,000 iPhones long, around 2,000 lattes high (we could make that around 4,500 cutting chais) and can carry 25,00,000 cheeseburgers. Just imagine how many plates of mouthwatering Hyderabadi biryani it could contain.