​An-225 Mriya Ukrainian Aircraft Damaged Gear but will be Fully Operational Soon

Ukrainian transport aircraft An-225 "Mriya" / Photo Courtesy of Defense Express
Ukrainian transport aircraft An-225 "Mriya" / Photo Courtesy of Defense Express

Ukrainian transport aircraft An-225 "Mriya" damaged the gear when landing at Rzeszów airport (Poland) on Monday, January 10

The press service of Antonov state-owned enterprise published the information in post on its official page in Facebook.

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"When An-225 aircraft landed at the airport in Rzeszów, Poland, the fixing bolts of the flight-to-ground landing gear position sensor were cut off on the right main landing gear," the company stated.

It is noted that the malfunction did not affect the safety of the Mriya's flight and landing.

After replacing the bolts, the aircraft will be fully operational and the aircraft will continue to operate on a commercial flight.

An-225 Mriya Ukrainian aircraft damaged gear but would be be fully operational soon, Defense Express
An-225 aircraft at the airport in Rzeszów, Poland

An-225 "Mriya" is the world's largest transport aircraft in the World.

The Antonov An-225 was designed to airlift the Energia rocket's boosters and the Buran-class orbiters for the Soviet space program. It was developed as a replacement for the Myasishchev VM-T. The An-225's original mission and objectives are almost identical to that of the United States' Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

An-225 Mriya Ukrainian aircraft damaged gear but would be be fully operational soon, Defense Express
Ukrainian transport aircraft An-225 "Mriya" damaged the gear when landing at Rzeszów airport (Poland) on Monday, January 10

The original An-225 was re-engined, modified for heavy cargo transport, and placed back in service under the management of Antonov Airlines.

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