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Passengers get out and push frozen Siberian plane

Siberian air passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze, Russian prosecutors said on Wednesday. The extraordinary story emerged after a passenger posted a video on YouTube showing a group of cheery travellers pushing the Tupolev plane on the snow-covered runway in Igarka, which is beyond the Arctic Circle. 'Let's go,' passengers in thick winter coats shout and whoop as they put their hands on the wings of the plane and shove it several metres along the runway. 'Everyone wants to go home,' one man says.

Transport prosecutors in western Siberia said they were investigating the incident, which took place on Tuesday. '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,' prosecutors confirmed in a statement. 'The passengers on board got out of the plane and started pushing it onto the taxiway.'
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