VIDEO: World’s biggest plane in skies at Robin Hood

The Antonov An-225 at Robin Hood.
The Antonov An-225 at Robin Hood.
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The world’s biggest aeroplane has been captured on camera roaring through the skies over Doncaster.

The Antonov An-225 was filmed at Robin Hood Airport this morning by an aviation enthusiast, with the footage of the mighty aircraft uploaded onto video sharing website YouTube.

The plane is understood to be making an overnight stay in Doncaster and due to take off again tomorrow.

The Antonov An-225 is a huge cargo aircraft, designed by the Soviet Union’s Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s.

It is the longest and heaviest airplane ever built with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes. It also has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in operational service.

Only one AN-225 Mryia was ever built by the company Antonov, and the giant of the skies has made several visits to Robin Hood in recent years.