London, September 27 : Passengers on a Chinese Shandong plane were made to push the aircraft along the runway owing to its engine failure.
The CRJ7, which was carrying 69 passengers and 7 flight crew, broke down before it could be taxied to the arrivals terminal.
The passengers were asked to get out and push the aircraft since it was too heavy to be pushed by the airport staff alone.
The aircraft, which had travelled 500 miles before its engine conked off on the runway, took around 2 hours of pushing before it reached half a mile to a side lane.
"Thank God it was only a 20-ton medium-sized plane," Telegraph quoted one of the airport workers as saying.
"If it were a big plane, it would have knocked us out," the worker added.