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04/05/2013 02:12 pm ET

300 Heroic Taxis Light Up Plane Runway For Emergency Medical Evacuation Flight In Peru (VIDEO)

Heeding an emergency call for help, hundreds of private motorcycle taxis lined up along the tarmac of an airstrip in Peru to help a medivac flight take off.

According to the BBC, around 300 taxis mobilized for the emergency after hearing an announcement on a local radio station in Contamana, a poor area of in the Amazon rainforest.

"We have always been people with a heart," Adolfo Lobo, the radio presenter who made the announcement calling for volunteers, told the Agence France-Presse.

The small plane was carrying three seriously ill patients, according to the AFP, including a woman and her newborn baby and a man with a tropical disease.

Spanish-language Peruvian news outlet El Comercio identified the mother as Melita Murrieta Valle and the young man with the disease as 17-year-old Samuel Tamani.

All three passengers made it to the regional hospital in Pucallpa without incident, according to El Comercio.

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