|Taxi drivers to the rescue for a medical flight in Peru|
However, with no lighting on the underdeveloped airstrip, the charter plane was unable to take-off.
Luckily for the pilot, a local radio station was informed about the situation and asked its listeners for assistance.
Within 30 minutes, around 300 taxi drivers from across the town brought their cars, motorbikes and auto-rickshaws to the airstrip, using their headlights to light-up the 800-metre long strip.
As a result, the pilot was able to take-off with three passengers in need of medical treatment, leaving to the sound of applause from bystanders… great stuff! I’ve included the BBC report below, which you can watch for more details and footage.
"We have always been people with a heart," the Agence France-Presse was later told by Adolfo Lobo, the radio presenter who made the announcement calling for volunteers.
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