This is the first trip to the land-down-under for the largest plane in the world and the first long-distance journey for Mriya in 2016, Ukraine Today reported.

Thousands of spectators are expected to view the arrival and departure of Mriya at Perth’s local airport.

Ukrainian-made Mriya is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft able to carry up to 250 tons of weight.

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