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Old 03 July 2009, 04:04 PM
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Canada Passengers asked to push plane after breakdown on runway

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Passengers on a Chinese Shandong airlines flight were asked to get out and push after their plane broke down shortly after landing.

The CRJ7 airplane with 69 passengers and 7 aircrew members flying from Guilin to Zhengzhou broke down before it could taxi to the passenger terminal.

Airport staff were called out to help push, but they needed to get the passengers to help because the plane would not budge.

It took the group nearly two hours to push the airplane half a mile to a side lane.

"Thank God it was only a 20 ton medium-sized airplane. If it were a big plane, it would have knocked us out," said one of the airport workers.

The airplane is still parked in the side lane, waiting for technicians arriving on the next flight to fix the problem.


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Old 03 July 2009, 04:31 PM
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Do you have a link to the story?
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Old 03 July 2009, 04:32 PM
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Old 03 July 2009, 04:34 PM
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They have vehicles to tow airplanes, don't they?
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Old 03 July 2009, 04:40 PM
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They have vehicles to tow airplanes, don't they?
Yeah, I am pretty sure they do.

Perhaps this was a contest?
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Also quite a coincidence that all passengers decided to wear black pants and either blue or white shirts at the same day and sometimes black jackets over those.
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Old 03 July 2009, 09:38 PM
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It is semi-true; as in this article; the incident (which happened in September 2008) involved the failure of the nosewheel steering; this would have meant that a tug could not be used without rsik of damage. The people pushing the aircraft are all airport employees (not passengers) and if you look closely you can see that some of them are guiding the nosewheel.
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