The availability of necessary medical equipment for health care workers across the country has been a topic of conversation since the beginning of the crisis surrounding COVID-19. As a response to such, a shipment of protective equipment arrived at Mirabel Airport on Friday, May 1. And, it ended up arriving during the evening on the world's largest aircraft.\nThe aircraft in question, the Antonov AN-225, has been travelling since 1988 and there only exists one of its kind.\nIt was made to deliver heavy material around the world since its beginning, and that's what it continues to do today.\nWhen it arrived at the Mirabel Airport, it was full of items from China, including medical gowns, reports La Presse.\nSince its presence on Quebec soil is rather rare, many people gathered near the airport runways to watch its landing.\nSome photos and videos of the landing are currently circulating on the internet — each more impressive than the next.\nCheck below to see some of the amazing footage of this rare site that was captured on Friday, May 1.\nNeedless to say, such an event didn't go unnoticed.\nLe plus gros avion au monde, un Antonov 225, construit en un seul exemplaire en 1988, a atterri à Mirabel . Il transporte du matériel médical pour lutter contre la #COVID #covid19qc #Montréal #Mtl #polqc pic.twitter.com/tg5sEmsYw6— René Saint-Louis (@ReneSaintLouis) May 2, 2020\nTranslation: "The largest aircraft in the world, an Antonov 225, built-in 1988 in a single copy, landed at Mirabel. It carries medical equipment to fight #COVID #covid19qc #Mtl #polqc"\nThe giant airplane landed on the ground at 8:22 p.m., according to La Presse.\nArrivée de l’#Antonov225 à Mirabel... ce soir 20:20 pic.twitter.com/WYmQOi5Ymj— Caroline Veillette (@VeilletteCaro) May 2, 2020\nTranslation: "Arrival of #Antonov225 at Mirabel... tonight 8:20 p.m."\nSome people even pulled over to the side of the highway to get to witness this event.\nL'avion géant, Antonov 225, transportant du matériel d'urgence pour le réseau de la santé du Québec est arrivé à #Mirabel ce soir rempli de blouses de protection. Une réussite logistique exceptionnelle. Merci entre autres aux employés du Québec en Chine. @MRIF_Quebec pic.twitter.com/8VIje59VdB— Jean-François Lépine (@JFrancoisLepine) May 2, 2020\nTranslation: "The giant plane, Antonov 225, carrying emergency equipment for the Quebec health network arrived in #Mirabel tonight filled with protective gowns. An exceptional logistical success. Thank you, among others, to the Quebec employees in China."\nThe aircraft was originally scheduled to arrive in the country on Thursday, April 30, but its departure from China was delayed.\nBefore making its journey to Quebec, the plane stopped in Anchorage, Alaska.\nL’Antonov 225 est arrivé à Mirabel à 20 h 22. Un seul transport de l’Antonov équivaut à 2 1/2 voyages d’un avion 747 cargo! 285 tonnes, 6 moteurs (850 km/h), 32 roues, 88 m d’envergure, 84 m de long et 18 m de haut en font le plus gros avion au monde!#Antonov225 pic.twitter.com/w16SYjN6nO— Senécal Alain (@AlainSenecal) May 2, 2020\nTranslation: "The Antonov 225 arrived at Mirabel at 8:22 p.m. A single Antonov transport is the equivalent of 2 1/2 trips of a 747 cargo plane! 285 tons, 6 engines (850 km/h), 32 wheels, 88 m wingspan, 84 m long and 18 m high making it the largest plane in the world!#Antonov225"\nParking lots near the tracks seemed to be crowded with people, who were watching the plane's landing.\nVive le Québec libre ! #Antonov #Mirabel pic.twitter.com/UB84Hi5ZEz— Phil Live from the Epicentre (@libphil_) May 2, 2020\nTranslation: "Long live a free Quebec! #Antonov #Mirabel"\nOn Friday, May 1, Dr. Horacio Arruda announced that he wants to drastically increase the number of screening tests that are done daily in Quebec.\nThese measures would provide a better overview of the progression of the pandemic in the province.\nSince the beginning of the crisis, more than 220,000 tests have been carried out in the province.\nThis article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.