Monday, September 29, 2008

When Push Comes To Shove

Thank Goodness It Wasn’t A Jumbo Jet

Officials at Zhengzhou in China shocked passengers and flight crew - by sending 30 workers to push a faulty plane off a runway. It took them nearly two hours to push the CRJ7 plane, with 69 passengers and seven crew members on board, less than half a mile to a side apron.

FOOTNOTE: Air raising.

10 comments:

Daryl said...

Talk about team work .. yes! .. do you think they were training for the next Olympics? A Plane Pushing Event? There could be one for Planes w/Pontoons in the Summer Olympics and one for Grounded on Tarmac for the Winter events ... and here's the best part ... the audience, those who came to see the event could be on board the plane being pushed watching it on the TVs at their seats! Brilliant!

:-Daryl

CrazyCath said...

Priceless!

S:0/

Casdok said...

Yes good job it wasnt a jumbo!!

Charles Gramlich said...

Maybe it would have helped if they'd unloaded the passengers first.

Millennium Housewife said...

And how long would it have taken if the 76 people on board had disembarked? Or, heaven forbid, helped to push? We live in a crazy world. MH

Maggie May said...

Maybe they should have got the passengers out and got them all to push too. Extra hands & all that.

Bear Naked said...

I wonder how much a gallon of jet fuel costs in China?
Must be very very expensive.

Bear((( )))

Jeni said...

Don't they have special tow trucks to pull planes that are disabled around? Well, apparently not, if this article is any indication of their equipment. Maybe the US could work a trade deal with CHina in which we export equipment of that nature to them. Think it might help with the balance of trade?

Louise said...

One has to wonder why they did not use the little truck things that pull planes around... BUT, my uncle lives in China most of the year, and he says when they have a delivery, they just go in the street and offer some money and a hundred people come to help unload and move it to the right spot. No need for forklifts. If only everyone were that industrious!

Shrinky said...

And we think Easy-jet is cheap..