@ORBISIreland @FedExIreland Plane Pull charity Event @DublinAirport

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ORBIS Ireland hosted its third annual charity plane pull at Dublin Airport yesterday. The ORBIS Plane Pull 2012, kindly supported by FedEx Express and The Dublin Airport Authority,  saw teams of 25 pull a FedEx Airbus A300 weighing an incredible 85 tonnes over 12 feet, the equivalent of dragging 21 elephants or 42 family cars!
The event saw the teams compete to see which group can pull a FedEx Airbus A300 airplane the fastest across the required distance. Taking a lead from similar events held in recent years in Hong Kong and Canada, ORBIS Ireland trialed the idea in 2010 with great success. The plane pull challenge is made up of corporate entities, service organisations and groups of individuals – all motivated to try something new, have fun and help raise money for the sight saving charity that does such valuable work amongst populations affected by the blinding disease trachoma in Southern Ethiopia.

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