Friday, July 31, 2015

VIDEO: People use cars to light rural runway for emergency medical flight in Peru

Deep in the Amazon, a tiny airstrip serves as one Peruvian town's connection to the outside world.

VIDEO: People use cars to light rural runway for emergency medical flight in Peru

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In the Amazon rainforest, a tiny airstrip serves as one Peruvian town's connection to the outside world. When a mother, her newborn baby, and a 17-year-old boy needed to fly from Contamana to a hospital for urgent medical attention in the middle of the night, a local radio station broadcast the need for help. Within 30 minutes, people responded and nearly 300 vehicles were lined up to help light the runway for takeoff.

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