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Richard Branson, who is a billionaire, could help Ukraine rebuild the biggest cargo plane in the world.
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Richard Branson, who is a billionaire, could help Ukraine rebuild the biggest cargo plane in the world.

Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group and a space entrepreneur, went to the Antonov airport in Ukraine. This is where Mriya, the world's largest cargo plane, crashed. Business Insider said that local politicians said that Branson has offered to help rebuild the cargo plane. Antonov, a Ukrainian aerospace company, made the An-225, which was the biggest cargo plane in the world. When it was first shown to the world in 1988, the plane was about 50 percent bigger than any other plane that had been seen before. The plane was made to carry the Soviet Union's Buran spaceplane, but when the Soviet Union fell, it was bought by the Ukrainian aerospace company Antonov, which named it Mriya, which means "dream." Since 2001, the plane has been used to carry cargo for a living. During its t...