THE WORLD'S largest aircraft landed in the West of Ireland yesterday to delivery an enormous consignment of PPE, and got a magnificent bird's eye view of the Emerald Isle.
The 225 Antonov 'Mriya' jet, the only one of its kind in the world-- six storeys high and as big as Croke Park-- delivered an incredible 1 million items of PPE to aid in Ireland's fight against coronavirus.
County Clare's Shannon Airport is the only airport in Ireland with a runway capable of handling the jet's massive size, meaning that, as they landed, the pilot got a breathtaking view of the beauty the west of Ireland is famous for.
Now this unique view has been shared with the public, as Antonov Airlines posted a video from the cockpit of plane coming in to land.
As it descends through thick, grey, rain-filled clouds-- unfortunately another thing the Emerald Isle is famous for-- the view clears, and the dazzling seascape and greenery which surrounds the airport is revealed.
Check out the breathtaking video below-- and if you're away from Ireland at the moment, prepare to feel a bit homesick.
Shannon has been handling the delivery of multiple consignments of PPE since the pandemic took hold in the Republic of Ireland, with several high-profile Irish celebrities also doing their part to bring the essential items into the country.
In March, MMA star Conor McGregor announced he was purchasing €1 millon worth of PPE to support the efforts of frontline healthcare workers across the country.
Meanwhile, the members of U2 donated a whopping €10 million to help source and purchase over 40 tonnes of PPE gear-- an amount which, in normal times, would be a 13 year supply.