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300 Taxi cabs light up an airstrip for an emergency flight

Some 300 motorcycle taxi drivers parked on an airstrip and turned their headlights on so a critically ill mother with newborn baby and 17-year-old man with a tropical disease could be flown to hospital at night from one of the poorest places in Peru.

Apparently, the only other access route from Contamana to the nearest hospital would be an 18-hour boat ride, but the town’s airstrip had no lighting for night flights.

So a local radio station put out a call for help and it was answered within thirty minutes by the town’s cab drivers.

The vehicles raced there in just 30 minutes after a radio call was made asking for assistance.

“We have always been people with a heart,” said Adolfo Lobo, who issued the distress call from a local radio station.

It’s so good to hear stories like this from around the world!


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  1. Any photos of this event? Sounds a bit Snopesish.

  2. siddharth says:

    It feels Like Humanity Is still with us.

  3. Anne says:

    I would have loved to have been there to help.. Not sure if it would have been needed with 300 other taxis http://crunchall.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wink.gif

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