Men Pushing Indonesian Plane Manually Along The Runway Brings Smile

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People pushed a plane manually that has a maximum landing weight of 36,968 kilograms.

Yes, you read it right!

Nothing is impossible for humans. What needed is tremendous will power and determination. In the realm of aerospace, there is no dearth of bizarre incidents. There have been instances of airlines that had bikini-clad flight attendants or passengers soiling plane bathrooms that ended up changing the route of the flights in the past.

And now, the picture of 20 people that includes technicians and airport employees, manually pushing a 35,000kg flight will leave you perplexed and amused.


This bizarre incident involving a Garuda Indonesia aircraft took place at Tambolaka Airport in the province of East Nusa Tenggara.

Around 20 men were seen pushing the plane backwards in the direction of the terminal as passengers on board filmed the pandemonium.

Garuda’s public relations manager, Ikhsan Rosan said that the plane was stuck after the pilot had taken a wrong turning.


“After the plane landed, it should have turned left towards the apron [parking area]. The plane missed [the turn] slightly,” he said.

As there was no push-back available, the thing that pushes and tugs aeroplanes back. So, the technicians and employees had to manually push the plane at the airport. And that led to the bizarre picture.

‘Everything is running smoothly… Everything is fine,’ he reportedly concluded.

I don’t think that this incident will surprise Indians. Did you feel? Share us in the comments. Most luxurious plane ever made, total money spent 2000 crore rupees.

Pavani Bharathula
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