Antonov An-225 Mriya: The world's largest plane lands in Australia for the first time

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The world's largest plane has landed in Australia for the first time.

Traffic blocked roads as 15,000 people gathered to watch the Antonov An-225 Mriya touch down at Perth airport.

The 84m-long aircraft - which weighs 175 tonnes without cargo or fuel - was transporting a 117-tonne generator.

The plane picked up its cargo in Prague and stopped at locations in the Middle East and Asia before landing in Australia.