The temperatures in Igarka were 52C below zero (Screenshot from youtube.com)
Freezing temperatures didn’t stop intrepid passengers from helping out a Russian plane that couldn’t move, because its wheels were frozen to the ground. However, brute force won the day in a remote Siberian town beyond the Arctic Circle.
74 passengers, who were on board, offered the seven-member crew and technical staff to help move the frozen Tupolev Tu-134 plane to the takeoff runway on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the UTair company told TASS.
“The passengers disembarked to lighten the weight, and then they volunteered to move it”, she said.
The temperatures in Igarka, in the Krasnoyarsk region, hit a low of about 52C. Locals, living some 163 km north of the Arctic Circle, are quite used to cold weather, but machines turn out to be more delicate.
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