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US Airways host Jet Pull to benefit United Way

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The 7th Annual US Airways Jet Pull kicked off Tuesday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

WBTV was there for the event where volunteers formed teams to compete to help raise money for the United Way of Central Carolinas.

Teams of about 20 employees and a rope competed for the best time in pulling a US Airways Airbus 319 jet aircraft 15 feet.

The plane weighs in at 50 tons.

The 2011 winnning team did it in 5 seconds.

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