When Passengers Push A Jet Plane In Russia In Minus 52C


utair russia push jet plane

What happens when the wrong kind of grease is used for the landing gear of a jet plane? Now we know, it freezes on the ground.

In the case of UTair Aviation’s aircraft Tu-134, it wouldn’t move at Igarka Airport located in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. Passengers had to disembark to push the plane’s wings in minus 52C weather since the airport tractor couldn’t help move the plane.

According to The Siberian Times, the brakes of the plane froze in extremely cold temperature.

Fearing the UTair service to regional capital Krasnoyarsk could be delayed, many of the 70 passengers used brute strength to free the 30 ton Tupolev 134.

By moving the wings of the plane backwards, passengers helped the wheels to be “cranked out,” allowing the plane to move once again.

Director of Katekavia (a regional airline that ran the flight jointly with UTair,) Vladimir Artemenko, said the jet plane was able to serve and did not run into technical problems. But the freezing weather was what caused the problem.

Check out the video capturing the scene live:

What do you think of passenger’s pushing the plane? Let us know in the comments below.


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