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## How long is an ordinary plane from one wing tip to the other?

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The longest wingspan of any aircraft is 88.4 meters (290 feet) for the Antonov An-225 Mriya. The shortest is 1.68 meters (5 feet, 6 inches) of the Starr Bumble Bee II. The Boeing 777, a rather large comercial airplane, has a 60 meter (197 feet) wingspan. Similarly, the Boeing 367-80, or the Dash 80, has a wingspan of 40 meters (130 feet). So, an ordinary commercial airline plane would be roughly 40-50 meters (130-160 feet), while a private plane, like a Cessna 150, would be around 10 meters (33 feet).

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 6:41 pm

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