These people are clearly suffering immensely. I think that it would be terribly difficult to be the helicopter pilot in this situation and have to leave everyone behind. See more images from flooding in Pakistan here.
Adrees Latif / Reuters
Marooned flood victims looking to escape grab the side bars of a hovering Army helicopter which arrived to distribute food supplies in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan's Punjab province August 7, 2010. Pakistanis desperate to get out of flooded villages threw themselves at helicopters on Saturday as more heavy rain was expected to intensify both suffering and anger with the government. The disaster has killed more than 1,600 people and disrupted the lives of 12 million.