PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday to do the seemingly impossible– pull an airplane across the tarmac, without a machine.
The 10th annual “Plane Pull” at Atlantic Aviation is a great cause that seeks to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.READ MORE: 4 Shot Inside Park City Center Mall, Lancaster Police Say
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.
“This plane, which is 76,000 pounds, is pulled with a tug-o-war rope,” said Susan Campbell, CEO of the Ronald McDonald House.READ MORE: 'Everyone Was In Pure Panic': Good Samaritans Rush To Shooting Victims' Aid At Park City Center Mall
Atlantic Aviation’s “Plane Pull” challenges teams to band together to see who could pull an airplane across a set distance in the fastest time.
“And groups of 20 gather around the rope. We blow the horn, have the stopwatches, and they start pulling,” Campbell says.
Thirty-six teams each raised $2,500 for the local organization.MORE NEWS: Man In Critical Condition After Fairhill Shooting, Police Say
This year’s competition raised more than $150,000.