Aviation News

April 9, 2011

Video: Antonov An-124 Loads Giant Concrete Pump in Atlanta for Delivery to Crippled Japan Nuke Plant

A Volga-Dnepr Airlines Antonov An-124 chartered by Japan’s disgraced Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) landed in Atlanta on Friday to pick up a giant Putzmeister concrete pump for delivery to Japan.

The 190,000-pound pump will be used to spray water onto the damaged nuclear reactors at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. TEPCO reportedly bought two of the pumps, which can be operated remotely, for about $2 million each. The second pump will be picked up from Los Angeles on Saturday by another An-124.

Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport officials said via Twitter that the flight was expected to depart “after 7am” on Saturday.

  • http://twitter.com/ScottysAir Scott Weinberg

    Is AN-124 has already landed in Japan? How is flight doing? Where AN-124 flying from ATL? Which one of city the AN-124 stop in LAX or Hawaii to get refuel tha planes.

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