The Cargo Plane seems to be a hybrid between an Ilyushin Il-76 and an Antonov An-124, with the engines of a Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. In the second trailer, a Mesa Grande is seen being driven off the ramp of a cargo plane mid-flight, possibly the same one as seen in the screenshots.
In the mission "Minor Turbulence", Trevor hijacks one from a group of Merryweather mercenaries to steal the weapons shipment they were delivering. It is however shot down by the US military when Trevor refuses to land at Fort Zancudo. The plane then crashes into the Alamo Sea, but Trevor manages to parachute out beforehand. The crashed remains of the aircraft can be found afterwards at the western end of the Alamo Sea, full of weapons that respawn periodically. The plane is damaged as soon as the player takes control of it, with debris flying out of the cargo bay ramp and panels missing and damage around the ramp from Trevor's dramatic entry. More debris is seen after the two P-996 Lazer fighter planes deploy their sidewinders. Note that it is impossible to evade the two missiles which will always hit the wing and one of the engine pods.
Due to its heavy weight and enormous size, the Cargo Plane is considerably slow, and its handling is poor. However, it's the most stable plane.
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- The Cargo Plane cannot be obtained in normal gameplay, but if there is a PC version, it could be possible to restore it with mods.
- When fighting inside the Cargo Plane in the mission its interesting to note the plane stops moving around the map it appears like a building would. This might be due to the fact its scripted to fly into the river at the end.
- The wreckage of a cargo plane can be found lying at the bottom of the ocean just off the western coast near Fort Zancudo with a variety of weapons scattered among the debris. The plane wreck lies in shallow water, mainly situated on the very edge of a steep, rocky underwater cliff covered by coral reefs. The front section of the plane, including the nose and cockpit seems to have broken off and is resting further down in deeper waters at the very bottom off the deep end where the plane is situated.