This Day in Aviation History
March 22nd, 1989
The Antonov An-225 sets a series of records.

On March 22, 1989, the AN−225 (crew captain A.Galunenko) set up 110 world records during one flight. Among them − the record of flight speed of 815.09 km/h along 2000 km closed circle with cargo of 155t , the record of altitude of 12430 m with this cargo. Entering in competition with American Boeing 747−400 held the record of maximum take−off weight (404.8t) the AN−225 surpassed this achievement by 104 tons….

Source:, 19-12-2013 / 25 years of the Dream coming true:

YouTube, World’s largest Aircraft – Antonov An 225 Mriya Documentary HD:

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