Testimony of Indian Pilots After Visiting Wuhan – The corona virus outbreak that struck Wuhan, China, made the city look like a ghost town. At least, this was witnessed by Amitabh Singh, director of operations of the airline company Air India, when visiting Wuhan in early February.
Singh’s visit to Wuhan aims to evacuate Indian citizens in the city. He has carried out this mission twice.
“A terrifying silence ensues, without seeing humans anywhere,” Singh said as he described the silence of Wuhan, quoted by Quartz India.
Testimony of Indian Pilots After Visiting Wuhan
Singh claimed the plane he was traveling in was the only plane that landed in Wuhan city. While other aircraft, parked at the airport.
“When we landed, the whole area was quiet. The roads and buildings were bright enough, but there were no humans around. It was scary. Our plane was the only plane that landed, all the planes were all on the ground. There was no equal movement once (at the airport), “he continued.
Singh explained, Air India, as the Indian national airline, has always been regarded as the country’s second line of defense in an emergency. He also mentioned that he had experience in carrying out evacuation missions like this. Bandar Ceme Terbaru
For example, he once evacuated Indians from Kuwait in 1990, when Iraq invaded the country and caused the Gulf War. However, for Singh, evacuation in Wuhan is a very different matter. We have conducted evacuations in the past, which prepared us for this operation. However, the evacuation of Wuhan is different, he explained. Here, we go to the epicenter of the epidemic, which will require staff to treat patients who may have been infected.
Singh explained, during the evacuation, he was accompanied by 15 cabin crew and four other pilots on each flight.
Despite this new difficulty he had experienced, Singh and his colleagues at Air India managed to bring back 647 Indian citizens and 7 Maldivian citizens, on two different evacuation occasions. Because of this success, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also gave a letter of appreciation for the 68 maxapai staff involved in the evacuation of Wuhan, including Singh.