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WATCH: Passengers Push Frozen Plane Down Runway in Russia

Many of the 70 passengers on a flight taking off from Igarka, Russia, flexed their muscle by pushing a plane down the runway after it became frozen in extreme cold weather on Tuesday, according to The Siberian Times.

Data from the airport indicates temperatures fell to as low as -50 C (-57 F) on Tuesday, causing the planes brakes to freeze, locking it into place on runway.

Passengers fearing that the flight would be delayed or canceled took it upon themselves to get the plane moving. It is believed that the wrong kind of grease was used on the plane's landing gear.

Extreme cold began building across Igarka, which is north of the Arctic Circle on Nov. 17. The highest temperature recorded at the airport between Nov. 17 and Nov. 26 was -21.8 C (-7.2 F).

While flurries were reported in the days leading up to the flight, no significant snow has fallen on the area since Nov. 13. Even with no recent significant snowfall, more than 42 cm (16 inches) remains on the ground.

The worst of the cold will begin ease this weekend with high temperatures ranging from -23 to -29 C (-10 to -20 F).

Thumbnail credit (AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko)