I Can't Believe This Plane Was Able to Take Off In the Middle of This…

The place: a runway completely flooded with the thickest mud in Bodaybo, Irkutsk region, Russia (where else). The plane: an Antonov An-24. The situation: the An-24 starts take off but it seems it can't gain much speed because of the drag caused by the mud. It looks like it's going to fail big time. » 10/24/12 11:27pm 10/24/12 11:27pm

Buy a Cheap Antonov, Laugh at Carry-on Limits

If infinite legroom and no carry-on limits appeal to you, then you're in luck, because the Russian government is selling off Anotonov AN-124s cheap. You can probably grab yourself a bargain with one of the enormous planes, which can carry a load of 150 metric tons. There's even a bedroom for the pilots, which you can… » 8/16/07 5:30am 8/16/07 5:30am