Sustained high temperatures from this year's record-breaking heat wave caused an unusual disruption at Washington's Reagan-National Airport. The Washington Post reports:
"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."
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"It was “pretty rare,” Mohr said. But then, she noted, “we’ve also had very unusual temperatures.”