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  1. #1 "Next Time Take The Ox-Cart, It's Easier On Your Back !" 
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    Aug 2005
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    Chinese passengers are forced to get out and push their broken passenger plane

    Anyone who has ever used budget airlines know only too well how uncomfortable it can be: long queues, cramped seats and every tiny extra costs you.

    But at least they are never told to get out and help push their plane.
    That is exactly what happened to a group of passengers in China who were asked to get out and push after their plane broke down shortly after landing.

    All together now: Passengers join airport staff to move the jet off the runway at Zhengzhou Airport

    The Chinese Shandong airlines flight CRJ7 arrived safely at Zhengzhou from Guilin, but broke down before it could taxi to the passenger terminal.

    Airport staff were called out to help push, but they had to ask some of the 69 passengers on board to help because the plane would not budge.

    It took the group nearly two hours to shove the plane half a mile to a side lane.

    One of the airport workers said: 'Thank God it was only a 20-ton medium-sized aeroplane. If it were a big plane, it would have knocked us out.'

    The plane remained parked in the side lane on Friday night, waiting for technicians arriving on the next flight to fix the problem.
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    Senior Betwixt Member Bubba Dawg's Avatar
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    In my own private Alamo on The Mountain in Georgia
    Great picture.

    They don't have those little tractors?

    I guess it was a relief it broke down after it was on the ground. Geez.

    Nice story. Thanks for posting it.
    Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
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