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The Cargo Plane is a fixed-wing aircraft featured in Grand Theft Auto V. It is the largest vehicle both in the game and in the entire series, having a considerably longer wingspan and fuselage than the Jet.


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.

Is a big military cargo plane, which comes with a white body and some light blue stripes around the middle, in the stabilizers, the front end, the winglets and the engines' front. The vehicle also features an interesting landing gears, where the rear wheels are composed by at least 16 pairs (8 in each side), making it realistic, as real cargo planes comes with numerous wheels.

As the plane has the same colors as the Security Dilettante, is owned by the Merry Weather, who is the only known operators of the vehicle.

When used via hacks or modded online matches, is possible to see the interior, aside of the mission Minor Turbulence in singleplayer, where is composed by a large cargo area, with some utility items, such lockers, boxes, etc near the ramp. In the floor, the area is surrounded by green platforms, supossed to carry vehicles without sliding. In the roof, is covered with ilumination and yellow spinning lights, only activated when a warning is present. Near the utility items, there are 2 orange girders. In the front, an orange ladder is present, along with 2 rectangles, which is actually the side doors.

Once the player access the cab, the same is modeled with 2 computers, showing a military operation (An area surrounded by 2 jeeps and 1 truck) and the green ones part of the map of Los Santos. Also, is fitted with some lockers (One labeled "First Aid"), 2 unusable Fire Extinguishers and 2 seats, where the player takes the control of the plane.

Mission Appearances

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 two P-996 Lazers belonging to 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 of the cargo bay door 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.

The Cargo Plane is also seen in the Strangers and Freaks mission Liquidity Risk, in which Franklin must ride an ATV into one with Dom Beasley and then ride out once in the air.


Due to its heavy weight and enormous size, the Cargo Plane is considerably slow, and its handling is poor. Its large wingspan makes it rather difficult to execute sharp turns, but the large wings in turn make it one of the most stable planes in the game. However, the airplane requires a long runway in order to takeoff and land.




  • The Cargo Plane cannot be obtained in normal gameplay without the use of modding.
  • When fighting inside the Cargo Plane in the mission Minor Turbulence, the plane stops moving around the map - it appears like a building would. It might also be due to the fact that it's scripted to fly into the river at the end.
  • The Cargo Plane, along with the Jet and the Train, is not listed in the BradyGames guide.
  • A sunken Cargo Plane can be found off shore west of Fort Zancudo. Inside there will be three submarine parts.
  • There is a Russian flag on the rudder of the plane, perhaps making a reference to the Russian cargo planes.
  • The serial number of the plane is RF-LS9130, RF referring to the Russian Federation and LS to Los Santos respectively.
  • It's the first plane of the series to be based on a Russian model.
  • It is very difficult but not impossible to land the Cargo Plane on a runway in the game. The best choice of runway is the one facing north/south at LSX.
  • Hacking the game to obtain the vehicle results in a missing fuselage that holds the stabilizers. The ramp appears here, but the cargo entrance is somewhat "invisible", along with the roof frame that is seen attached to the plane.
    • Also, if you look at the entrance from behind, the texture is missing.
  • On the Rockstar social club site, there is modded deathmatch with an accessible cargo plane, call Cargo plane sandbox. The cargo plane in this match does not have any texture issues as described before and is fully functional. Also appears in a deathmatcht called "Unobtainable vehicles", obviously along with others unobtainable vehicles.


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