Russian travelers push their frozen plane free from the ice

In Russia, passengers move the plane.

Mar 1, 2020, 4:06 pm*

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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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*First Published: Nov 26, 2014, 8:36 pm