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Goodbye Antonov An-225 Mriya UR-82060

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20150516_KUL_UR-82060_1200_00 by f lee, on Flickr

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused a lot of human casualties as well as damage to property and equipment. Unfortunately, the iconic and unique Antonov An-225 Mriya was also destroyed.

Some of us were fortunate to see this wonderful aircraft with their own eyes - my first encounter with it was at the 1990 Farnborough Air Show where it flew a fantastic display for such a large and clumsy plane! I was also lucky enough to catch it when it visited us in KUL.

Farewell our good fiend!


20140417_KUL_UR-80260_16x9_900_00c by f lee, on Flickr

More info from Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-225_Mriya

Captain Dmytro Antonov, one of the pilots of the aircraft has made the sad announcement on his YouTube:


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