WATCH: Plane freezes to ground in Russia; passengers push it to runway

WATCH: Plane freezes to ground in Russia; passengers push it to runway

By: || Updated: 01 Jan 1970 12:00 AM
Moscow:  Passengers of a Russian plane that "froze" achieved a miracle when they braved biting cold winds to push their stricken plane towards the runway.

The passengers were shift workers flying south to warmer climes and their Tu-134 chartered plane froze to the ground Tuesday, with temperatures plummeting to -52 degrees Celsius, The Telegraph reported.

Oil in the aircraft's chassis reportedly iced up, and its brakes seized.

“It's -52 degree Celsius here,” an employee at Igarka airport told the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, which The Telegraph cited in its report.


 


 




“The oil froze in the chassis bearings. These temperatures are the limit at which an aircraft can be used, it's very cold,” the employee was quoted as saying.