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37. Snowed In
More than 100 passengers got on the plane.
was a winter day. It was January. The
was very cold. It was snowing. Ice was
the roads. But the airport was open. The
jets were flying. A little snow never stopped
big jet. Big jets fly all the time.
rarely crash in bad weather. They rarely crash
good weather. Big jets are very safe. The
got on the plane. It was 7 a.m.
plane was supposed to take off at 7:30
.m. It did not take off at 7:30 a.m.
did not take off all morning. It did
take off all afternoon. The plane sat on
runway until 6:30 p.m. The passengers sat in
plane all day. The plane could not take
. The pilot could not see the runway. He
not see anything. The only thing he could
was his two hands. A little snow was
. But this was a lot of snow. This
too much snow. But maybe the snow would
. Then they could take off. So the pilot
. The passengers waited. At 6:30 p.m., the pilot
the passengers to get off the plane. Everyone
happy to leave the plane. They went back
the airport. They waited for the snow to
. But it didn’t stop. It snowed for two