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Qantas Airline Makes Mercy Dash to Help Town Cut Off by Flooding

Civics and World - General

Airline Pilot on mercy dash by Sascha Estens videoA manger at the regional airline Qantaslink called the mayor of Moree on Saturday asking if there was anything they could do to help the locals who were suffering from the worst floods to devastate the region in 36 years.

“I said flippantly, unless you can get a plane in here loaded fresh fruit for our kids, bread and milk, well there's not much else you can do to help,” she said.

They rang back three hours later, promising to have a plane on the tarmac by the end of the day.

No Australian media had been alerted to document the airline's good deed. 'Thanks' from the townspeople was all Qantislink wanted in return for the free groceries.

A grinning pilot delivered the cargo of supplies on his birthday. Only a local videographer was onhand to gather the good news and share it with the rest of the world.

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#1 jeanhf 2012-02-10 14:19
Love this! There needs to be more of this unconditional giving going on in the world. Individuals, communities, corporations all have a part to play to help each other. Wonderful! :-)

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