Passengers on a Chinese Shandong airlines flight were asked to get out and push after their plane broke down shortly after landing.
The CRJ7 airplane with 69 passengers and 7 aircrew members flying from Guilin to Zhengzhou broke down before it could taxi to the passenger terminal. Airport staff were called out to help push, but they needed to get the passengers to help because the plane would not budge. It took the group nearly two hours to push the airplane less than 1 km to a side lane. “Thank God it was only a 20 ton medium-sized airplane. If it were a big plane, it would have knocked us out,” said one of the airport workers. The airplane is still parked in the side lane, waiting for technicians arriving on the next flight to fix the problem.