How hot was it?
An airplane couldn’t take off because it sank into the melty runway.
A U.S. Airways flight at Reagan National Airport bound for Charleston, S.C. was delayed on Friday after it got stuck in a soft spot on the tarmac, apparently caused by extremely high temperatures, the The Washington Post reports.
According to Michelle Mohr, a U.S. Airways spokesperson, the 50-seat regional jet got stuck when the electric tug cart was unable to push it from the gate because the jet’s wheels had sunk into the tarmac.
It eventually was able to take off, thus contributing to the crisis that caused the tarmac to melt in the first place.