Monday, September 10, 2018

Antonov AN-124 aircraft lands at Chennai airport with 53.46 tonne of freight

Chennai: The Chennai airport on Sunday received a giant Antonov AN-124 aircraft operated by a Russian freight company Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
The plane landed here with 53.46 tonne of machinery from Xi'an Xianyang in China. The whole freight was unloaded and had to be carried on 13 trucks.
This is first time an An-124 aircraft is landing here with considerable amount of payload. Since Chennai airport is a major gateway to south India, such hauls are expected to be a regular occurrence in future, according a press release.
10/09/18 V Ayyappan/Times of India

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