(CNN) — Yes, this really happened! A bunch of passengers left their seats to give their frozen plane a push at a snowbound airport in Siberia.
That was the situation at Igarka Airport earlier this week where temperatures of minus 50 Celsius left a Tupolev Tu-134 aircraft stranded on the runway.
Passengers rallied to the rescue when oil in the plane’s landing gear iced up, according to UTair, the airline whose livery the plane carries.
According to the Komsomolskaya Pravda website, there were cries of “Let’s go!” as two rows of passengers, dressed in heavy coats and thick gloves, each took a wing and apparently began shoving the aircraft into position.
“We all want to get home,” one of the burly volunteers was quoted as saying.
Video and images circulated on social media show the passengers succeeding in their mission, despite biting winds and freezing temperatures.
Komsomolskaya Pravda said Russian officials were investigating whether any…
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