Omg! This is the craziest and funniest thing I’ve seen. Nepal airline passengers were forced to push their airplane after a popped tire stranded it on the tarmac! A video of the “Airplane”-esque scene has more than 800,000 views on TikTok.
The crazy scene occurred after a wheel allegedly burst on a Tara Air jet that had just landed at Bajura Airport from Simkot in Humla. The Indian Express reported. As a result, the lightweight Twin Otter aircraft was left stranded in the middle of the runway, preventing other planes from departing. The facility lacked the tools to move the plane, so passengers and security personnel had to come together to help out.
The resulting 20-minute footage shows the intrepid team pushing the green-and-white jet down the runway like ants with a caterpillar as bystanders cheer them on.
Salvation finally came after another plane arrived from Nepalganj carrying spare tires and engineers. The Indian Express reported. They outfitted the marooned aircraft with a new wheel, and then both jets flew to Nepalganj.
Suffice it to say, social media was impressed by the impromptu tow-team’s resourcefulness.
काेल्टि मा तारा एरोपेलेन को टायर पत्किदा यस्तो छ हालत पुरै प्यासेन्जर लागेर साइड गरेर पनि धनगढी मा आइयो। @kopilagiri30♬ original sound - Khagendra Khadka