The Anotov Design Antonov An-225 Mriya touched down at Bangor International Airport at 2:26 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, much to the delight of many who crowded along the Odlin Road and Maine Avenue in Bangor.

It was originally scheduled to land earlier in the week but that plan was delayed.

The plane departed Bangor a few hours later en route to Shannon Airport according to

How big is it? The plane weighs 628,317 pounds, empty and at over 275 feet, it’s the longest airplane ever built. The wingspan is 290 feet. Six turbofan engines rocket the aircraft through the sky at a maximum speed of 528 miles per hour.

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