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Heat softens runway asphalt at Reagan National Airport; plane delayed for 3 hours

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ARLINGTON, Va. -

Extreme heat over the weekend is also to blame for a US Airways flight getting stuck in the tarmac at Reagan National Airport.

A picture posted on Reddit.com shows of the tires stuck in the softened asphalt.

We're told the 35 passengers and three crew members on board had to get off the plane so a tow vehicle could budge the jet out of the rut.

The incident happened on Friday when temperatures were in the upper 90s.

The Charleston, South Carolina flight eventually took off after a three hour delay.

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