Friday, 28 November 2014

How easy is it to push a plane?

How easy is it to push a plane?

The story of passengers pushing a frozen Siberian plane soon went viral. But was it really possible, asks Tom de Castella. "Siberians are so tough that for them pushing a frozen plane along a runway is a piece of cake," the Russian daily newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda reported. The 30 tonne UTair Tupolev 134 refused to move, reportedly because the wrong grease had been applied, leaving the brake pads frozen in the minus 52C temperature.

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