Ukrainian strongmen pull world's heaviest cargo plane

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Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A team of eight Ukrainian strongmen used ropes to pull the world's largest and heaviest cargo plane just over 14 feet in 1 minute, 14 seconds.

The team of bodybuilders hauled the Antonov An-225 Mriya, a 628,300-pound cargo plane built in 1988 in the Soviet Union, on the tarmac at Hostomel Airport, northwest of Kiev.


The feat, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence, was declared a record by Ukraine's national record book.

Representatives said they plan to submit the feat for recognition from Guinness World Records.

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