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The Flying Hospital

Short | 03:18

This giant airliner was converted from a passenger-plane into a fully functional medical center. Now this high-tech eye hospital serves developing communities around the world.

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This McDonnell Douglas DC-10 has been reborn as a first-rate hospital in the sky. The ORBIS brings its state-of-the-art operating room, laser treatment facility, and high-tech classrooms to developing countries all over the world... that is, when it can reach them. Follow this hospital with wings as it attempts to reach Mongolia, a mission plagued by a series of setbacks that threaten to derail the trip entirely.

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