BBC has a heart warming report on how 300 motorists rushed to the aid of a mother with her new born and 17 year old son who were all in dire need of medical attention. The Cotomolan village in Peru has a single unlit runway which serves as a connection to bigger towns. The pilot was unable to takeoff without visual on the runway. A radio show put out a message and in about 30 minutes more than 300 motorists rushed to the runway, lit the scene and helped the plane take off.
The nature of the medical emergency is as yet unknown.