Minnesotans pull a 60,000-pound plane to benefit the Special Olympics



Teams of Minnesotans took turns pulling a 60,000-pound Delta jet (or trying to) as a way to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota.

The Plane Pull was held Saturday morning at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Squads of eight people apiece were able to participate, trying to pull the jet 25 feet along the tarmac in the fastest time possible.

Every team had to raise at least $1,000 in pledges to participate, with the money going to support more than 8,000 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes, the Plane Pull website says,


According to FirstGiving, nearly $32,300 was brought in for the 2015 event, with 16 teams raising the necessary grand to participate (though it's possible there are offline donations that weren't recorded on the site).

BringMeTheNews has reached out to event organizers for the official numbers.

Last year, there were 19 teams and the event raised $29,000, according to Redcurrent.

Here are a few more photos from the scene.


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