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Last Updated: Tuesday March 18 2008 15:06 GMT

Super-jumbo touches down in UK

The plane

The world's biggest passenger plane with a wingspan the width of a football pitch has touched down in the UK.

The Airbus A380 is so huge a special place for it was built at London's Heathrow airport, where it landed 15 minutes early on Tuesday afternoon.

The flight was the super-jumbo's first journey carrying passengers from Singapore to Europe.

People on board said the plane was big and comfy, and quieter than a normal jumbo jet.

The company that makes the plane claims it's more eco-friendly than other jumbo-jets, as it uses fuel more efficiently.

But campaigners say it's still encouraging people to fly, which is bad for the environment.



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