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Massive cargo plane makes Green Bay stop

8:51 PM, Feb. 2, 2013
Cargo plane at Austin Straubel
Cargo plane at Austin Straubel: AN-124 transport airplane delivering parts for Marinette Marine, Feb. 2, 2013
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Landing their AN-124 cargo plane at Austin Straubel International Airport Saturday was a piece of cake for the Russian flight crew. They had an actual runway.

"They are some of the best airplane pilots you can find. Landing here for them is like going to a shopping mall," said Frank Scheibner, president and CEO of Hansa Meyer Global Transport USA. "They fly to some of the toughest places in the world. Sometimes, they land on dirt."

The Antonov AN-124 is the world's second-largest mass-produced airplane and third-largest operating cargo plane. It is big, and on Saturday was a big hit at Austin ...

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