The destruction of the Antonov An-225 Mriya became more noticeable in a new video recently recorded at Gostomel Airport, near Kyiv, Ukraine.
The largest aircraft in the world, the only model completely built in history (another just started and never completed), was in Gostomel when Russian forces invaded the airport for the second time, after the first unsuccessful attempt at the airfield. . landing.
This time, however, the An-225 Mriya was hit, and now the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaia Pravda, which dates from Soviet times as well as Antonov aircraft, has shown a little more that it was possible to see the damage to the fuselage. Much wider than previously seen.
The reporter states that the aircraft, one of the great symbols of the Soviet era, may have been destroyed by Ukrainian artillery, and one of the pilots of the aircraft revealed that there was in fact the possibility of carrying the An-225, but Antonov board chose not to like it AEROIN. featured by in the last days. The journalist also comments on the possibility of rebuilding the giant aircraft, but nothing has yet been defined on this topic.
A curious fact is that the reporter, as well as others who were at the scene, do not come very close to the An-225, which would allow to see more details of the destroyed jet and possible debris of the projectile that hit Antonov.
In the video it is possible to see Russian troops from the VDV (Parachute Division) securing the place, probably due to reports that Ukrainian troops had managed to retreat and even advance at some points in Gostomel. , but still far from the airport. Watch the video: