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LCC pastor sets record for pulling heaviest aircraft

Friday, September 18, 2009

Rev. Kevin Fast of Cobourg, Ontario successfully pulls a CC-177 Globemaster III at CFB Trenton, Sept. 17, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

CFB TRENTON, Ont. (Canadian Press) - A strongman from Cobourg, Ont., used some heavy duty muscle to set a Guinness record Thursday for the the heaviest aircraft pulled by an individual.

Rev. Kevin Fast pulled a huge military CC-17 Globemaster 8.8 metres across the tarmac at CFB Trenton, in eastern Ontario.

It took Fast one minute and 16 seconds to pull the massive plane with a rope, with a Guinness official looking on.

The Globemaster weighed 188,694 kilograms.

The previous plane-pull record was just under 187,000 kilograms, set by an Australian man in 1997.

Fast, a Lutheran pastor, is also the record holder for the heaviest truck pull, at 57,152 kilograms.

"This is something I have been wanting to do for a long time," Fast said of his plane pull.

"When one puts one's mind to something, it is amazing what one can achieve."

Guinness official Carey Low was on hand to ensure the pull met the guidelines, and declared that Fast set the record.

"This is what Guinness records is all about, people striving to be the best they can be," he said. (CJBQ)

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