The Passengers of a UTair flight had to push their jet at Igarka airport, Russia, after its brakes froze in minus 52C temperature.
The incident happened on November 25, when the plane was scheduled to fly from Igarka to the regional capital of Krasnoyarsk, with 74 passengers aboard.
According to the local transportation prosecutors, “Due to the low air temperatures, the chassis’s brake system froze and a tow truck was unable to move the plane onto the taxiway to carry out the flight…The passengers on board got out of the plane and started pushing it onto the taxiway.”
The passengers, mostly oil and gas workers, kept pushing the Tupolev-134 jet several meters on the taxiway. The flight was then able to take off successfully.
The incident is under investigation.