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World's largest plane to land in Islamabad with relief goods

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I got following info from my friend Alexandre Avrane (Aero Transport Data Bank)

World's largest cargo aircraft Antonov An-225 'Mriya' is expected to land at Islamabad Airport with relief supplies on October 17, 2005 (0530 hours).

Following is the just released eastward flight plan of the Antonov An-225 from Houston:

14OCT05 ADB718F 1430 IAH YTR 1800
15OCT05 ADB7718 2000 YTR YQX 2310
16OCT05 ADB7718 0130 YQX MSQ 0950
16OCT05 ADB7718 2300 MSQ ISB 0530/17

Here's photo of an Antonov An-225 'Mriya':
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Post by Che »

Spotters' delight......Not to be insensitive to the plight of folks in and around Islamabad.....a rare opportunity....
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Post by PK777 »

Good news, though were is it coming from ( MSQ ) ??
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Post by CoyBoy »

YTR is Trenton(Ontario, Canada) YQX is Gander(New Foundland, Canada) and MSQ is Minsk(Belarus) and ofcourse Houston is IAH.
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Post by AP-BGL »

Wow...Has Islamabad airport sufficient runway length for this aircraft to land? I guess it will require larger runway....
Off the topic, Today (13-OCT-2005) at 1530 hrs I saw Saudi Arabian MD-11(cargo plane) landing at Islamabad Airport bringing some tents and other materials for earth quake victims.
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The sight of this big bird is quite "HORRIFYING".It is like a flying giant monster
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Post by AN »

wow
wish i was in ISB
ANYONE THERe
get ure camera
and get out there.
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Post by AirBlue »

Adnan i guess the runway is pretty big cuz ive seen an American Air Force C5 there as well. I also got to have a cockpit visit of it. Looks like a flying ATC or sumthin. This is abot 12 years ago
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islamabad has being seeing aweful lot of traffic !
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Post by Abbas Ali »

In flight number ADB7718, ADB stands for 'Antonov Design Bureau'.

Here's a recent photo of Antonov An-225 Mriya taken at Houston Intercontinental Airport, USA, on October 11, 2005.

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Post by CoyBoy »

Latest is that CAA have diverted the aircraft to KHI, any one know why?
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Post by Moin »

Maybe the weight of that thing loaded with cargo is too much for ISB airport runway to handle.

I remember a time when after a brief rain spell my flight to KHI (PK309) which was a 742 (BCM) could not takeoff for a good half hour as the runway was not able to withstand the weight of such an a/c when wet, as was told to us by the captain, and we left after about 45 mins.
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Post by AN »

Abbas can you somehow confirm where this plane is coming
I would assume due to its size, and the intense operations ongoing in ISB they would nto have space to park it there and would send it to KHI. If so I would love to go take pictures of it. Please let me know if you find out anything.
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Post by Abbas Ali »

Aroosh,

The An-225 is currently airborne between Houston and Ontario (info source: Alexandre Avrane - AeroTransport Data Bank). According to latest reports it will land in Karachi because enough parking space was not available for it at Islamabad Airport which is already hosting large number of relief aircrafts and copters. The aircraft will arrive at Karachi from Minsk. We need to find its departure time from Minsk and arrival time at Karachi. I'll post further info on forum as soon as I get it.
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Following info I got from Alexandre Avrane - ATDB

ADB7718 A225 Dep CYTR to CYQX at 10:02 AM EDT

Latest info says it might go to ISB.
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