Heat wave: Hot enough for you? This plane says 'yes'

More from The Washington Post:

Things were proceeding normally Friday evening as a US Airways flight was leaving the gate at Reagan National Airport to begin its flight to Charleston, S.C.

But the temperature reached 100 degrees in Washington on Friday and that apparently softened the airport paving enough to immobilize the airplane. The small vehicle that usually tows planes away from the gate tugged and pulled, but the plane was stuck.

“It was apparently a soft spot caused by the heat,” airline spokeswoman Michelle Mohr said, and the airplane “wouldn’t move.”

And some advice from the peanut, or Twitter, gallery.

Hot enough to fry an egg? Maybe. But it’s definitely hot enough to melt tarmac!

  • Joel A. Edge

    Welcome to the heat we have in south Georgia. I’ve walked many a paved road in the summer and turned around to see my footprints in the pavement.

  • peteee363

    i don’t but it for one second. with all the hot air in d.c., the whole city would have sank by now.