In America, plane carries passengers. In Russia, passengers carry plane. Or push it, at least.
That actually what happened on Wednesday at Russia’s Igarka Airport, when the brake pads of a UTair plane froze, leaving 70 passengers stuck on the tarmac. A handful braved the -61F weather (that can't be safe for planes, or people) to push the airplane with the help of a truck, after a pushback tractor failed to get the Katekavia flight off the ground. Note to Russians: if the plane doesn't want to fly because it's freezing, just listen to Mother Nature.
Once the plane had been moved to the taxiway, it took off and landed safely in Krasnoyarsk. “When people pushed the plane, the wheel cranked out, and then the aircraft could continue to move”, Vladimir Artemenko, Katekavia’s technical director said.