When those bags are packed and it’s time to head to the airport, we are often full of excitement as well as nerves. We’ve all been there before, when we want nothing more than to sit on the plane, hear the Captain welcome you onboard and fly off to a wonderful destination for some much-needed rest and recuperation then, all of a sudden, something holds you up. Airports can be rife with unexpected events and it can never be guaranteed what you will encounter once there, whether it is a long queue at the check-in desk or noticing something very unusual at the baggage claim. No matter how stressful airports may be, if we want that dream holiday where we can sip on cocktails, lie on the beach and listen to the sound of the sea and top up our tan, we simply cannot avoid them, so we have to breathe and brave it. Certainly not a place one can find peace, you are almost guaranteed to find entertainment.
Back in 2014, as temperatures in Siberia plummeted and reached a freezing -61 °F, passengers on a plane were asked if they could help! As ice rested upon everything in sight, it wasn’t long before the plane’s brake pads became frozen, so much so, that the plane could not move, no matter how hard the captain tried.
The first attempt to move the plane saw a pushback tractor fail miserably and so the passengers took it upon themselves, jumped out of the plane and all began to push the aircraft. They must have desperately wanted the get to their destination.