Passengers in Russia give a plane a push
Passengers in Russia give a plane a push A Tupolev TU-134 passenger plane is parked on the tarmac of an airport (Reuters)
Passengers in Russia give a plane a push
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In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help the airplane move to the runway.

A Russian-made Tu-134 jet with 74 oil workers and seven crew members onboard was due to fly from the town of Igarka to Krasnoyarsk when the plane literally got frozen to the ground. It was minus 61 degrees Fahrenheit outside and the passengers seemed desperate to get home.

Eager to help, several dozen men were seen in an amateur video pushing the plane by leaning on both wings.

Russian authorities, however, weren't amused by the incident, and prosecutors launched an investigation into a possible breach of safety regulations.

"It would be funny if it didn't pose a horrendous threat. People could have damaged the aircraft skin and the flaps," Oksana Gorbunova, senior adviser to the West Siberian transportation prosecutor, told the Tass news agency.

Gorbunova said the passengers were asked to leave the plane when it got stuck. When a tractor began towing the airliner, some of the passengers left a bus and tried to help move it.

"The plane was towed, of course, because it would be physically impossible for people (to move it)," Gorbunova said.

Critical thinking challenge: The passengers meant well by trying to help. How could their help have caused a problem?

Source URL: https://www.tweentribune.com/article/teen/passengers-russia-give-plane-push/

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COMMENTS (14)
  • jacob.francel46
    12/15/2014 - 01:02 p.m.

    I don't think this is right because the passenger is paying lots of money to travel, and they are supposed to have a wonderful, and soothing ride, not work. This airline does not put the customer first, but puts them to labor because THEIR plane is stuck. At least in the end they dealt with the problem themselves, but still this is not right.

  • KMartin-Sti
    12/23/2014 - 09:45 a.m.

    That would have been bad if they damaged the wing the plane could have went down in mid flight. They knew well but still some people need some common sense.

  • oscarp-DiB
    2/04/2015 - 01:01 p.m.

    the most the i liket is plane in the arricor that yhe a whant to work on planeIn other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help the airplane move to the runway.
    A Russian-made Tu-134 jet with 74 oil workers and seven crew members onboard was due to fly from the town of Igarka to Krasnoyarsk when the plane literally got frozen to the ground. It was minus 61 degrees Fahrenheit outside and the passengers seemed desperate to get home.

    Eager to help, several dozen men were seen in an amateur video pushing the plane by leaning on both wings.

  • Garrett.smith90
    3/05/2015 - 01:03 p.m.

    In this story I thought it was kind of funny a bunch of pasengers pushing a plane to the runway which is probably frozen and the athoraties didn't even laugh and it's halaries.

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