September 27, 2008
Heaving on a Jet Plane
By STEPHEN WHITE
THIS is your captain speaking, could you please push harder...
It took them two hours to heave the Shandong airlines jet half a mile to the terminal at Zhengzhou in China.
One airport worker said: "Thank God it was only a 20-ton medium- sized plane. If it had been a big one it would have knocked us out." Quite.
You have to ask why staff couldn't get a truck to tug the aircraft back to the gate.
They obviously weren't as pushy as the passengers.
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