First Spokane-area plane pull benefits Special Olympics


August 23, 2012


Staff Reporter

Feats of strength will be put to the test Saturday, Aug. 25 at Spokane International Airport, as teams attempt to pull a Boeing 727 in a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.

Special Olympics developmnet manager Jennifer Suniga said around 140 people have alredy registered for the event. Each group of up to 20 people will pull the plane 12 feet.

The aircraft weights 138,400 pounds.

Excitement is building around the event, and will likely see more registrations trickling in by Saturday morning.

“There hasn't been anything of its kind yet,” Suniga said.

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