The Runway Lights Failed, So Villagers Used Their Headlights to Aid an Airlift

A child was waiting to be flown to Anchorage, but the pilot of a LifeMed Alaska flight could not see the runway at the airport in Igiugig, Alaska, officials said.

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Farm Workers Airlifted Into Germany Provide Solutions and Pose New Risks

Stymied by borders closed by coronavirus restrictions, German farmers decided to fly thousands of seasonal workers into their fields.

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India Starts Bringing Home Hundreds of Thousands Stranded Amid Coronavirus

Using naval ships and the national airline, the government plans to bring back Indian citizens around the world whose lives have been upended by the pandemic.

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