Meet the SPECIAL aircraft carrying soccer champion Lionel Messi and Argentina’s FIFA World Cup Trophy | Aviation Information

The FIFA World Cup 2022 winners crew Argentina and its star Lionel Messi are on their manner again to Buenos Aires after lifting the celebrated trophy on December 18, 2022 (Sunday) after thrashing France within the finals. The crew is being transported in a particular non-public aircraft operated by Aerolíneas Argentinas carrying a singular livery that includes Group Argentina and its gamers. The airline is working an Airbus A330 aircraft with LV-FVH registration plate. 

Not solely the livery, however this aircraft is particular in some ways! Working from Doha to Buenos Aires, the flight will journey through Rome masking 11,135 km. The Rome-Buenos Aires leg is among the longest flights operated by an Airbus A330 and can take greater than 13.5 hrs.

As per numerous flight monitoring web sites, together with Flight Radar 24 amongst others, the Airbus is at the moment essentially the most tracked flight on the earth. Greater than 25,000 persons are dwell monitoring the flight on Flight Radar 24. 

As per the web site, not simply this explicit aircraft, however all planes to Argentina are being tracked in excessive numbers by avgeeks. Lionel Messi, who helped Argentina win their third world cup additionally shared an image of him sitting contained in the aircraft with the World Cup trophy.  

As per the newest replace, members of the crew, led by captain Lionel Messi, landed in Argentina and have been all smiles as they descended from the aircraft in Ezeiza, proper exterior Argentina’s capital, shortly earlier than 3 a.m. Tuesday. Messi was the primary participant from the aircraft carrying the World Cup, flanked by coach Lionel Scaloni, who put his arm across the captain as they walked previous an indication that learn, “Thanks, champions.”

Because the aircraft obtained nearer to Argentine soil, nearly 200,000 individuals have been monitoring its path on-line and information channels gave dwell protection of the arrival. Within the afternoon, individuals began arriving on the airport and outdoors the AFA headquarters in hopes of getting a glimpse of the crew.

A number of gamers posted photographs of the aircraft trip on social media. Messi held the World Cup on the aircraft. Nicolás Tagliafico, in the meantime, posted a photograph of the World Cup buckled into an airplane seat as if it have been simply one other passenger.

With AP inputs

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