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Russian travelers push their frozen plane free from the ice

In Russia, passengers move the plane.


Mike Fenn


Think pushing your car out of the snow is impressive? Think again. In Russia, a group of trapped travelers recently pushed an entire airplane loose from the ice.

This week, temperatures in the tiny Russian town of Igarka fell to 61 degrees below zero. As a result, passengers aboard a UTAir flight found themselves firmly stuck on the ice-covered tarmac, the plane’s braking system frozen solid. After a full 24 hours, they decided to take matters into their own gloved hands.

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Our only hope is that nobody in the American airline industry sees this video. If so, we might all soon get charged extra just to taxi out to the runway.

H/T Buzzfeed / Image via Порт Амур/YouTube

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