Dozens compete in Virginia plane pulling event

STORY: Nearly 100 teams of 25 people each competed to pull an 82-ton airplane - either a FedEx Airbus A320 or a United Boeing 757 - 12 feet (3.6 meters).

Back after a two-year hiatus, The Dulles Plane Pull has been going on since 1992 and raises funds for the Special Olympics.

"It was an idea started by (retired Deputy Chief) Joe Hurtuk from our (Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority) police department in an effort to raise money for Special Olympics." said Richard Golinowski, Vice President and manager at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Since its inception, the event has raised more than $3 million and is now replicated in other cities.

The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual or physical disabilities.