PLA Air Force shows flying hospital version of Y-9 transport plane

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently introduced a new type of medical care aircraft in what seems to be a variant of the Y-9 medium-sized transport plane that can operate not only as an air ambulance but also a flying hospital.The PLA Air Force recently conducted a medical transport drill using the new aircraft at an undetermined airport in Southwest China, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Saturday.Judging from the CCTV footage, the medical care aircraft is a variant of the Y-9 that can rapidly take off and land in the frontlines, Song Zhongping, a military expert and TV commentator, told the Global Times on Sunday.Capable of treating more than 30 soldiers and officers at the same time, the plane is loaded with basic medical and intensive care modules, carrying a wide array of equipment, including monitors, defibrillators and ultrasound equipment, CCTV reported.............................



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