Reading this article regarding an Alaska Airlines 737 Flight that had to turn around back to the gate. There was a following statement:
At the gate, passengers were unloaded five rows at a time, to minimize the risk that the plane would tip under extra weight of fuel.
My general understanding is that the fuel tanks are usually placed near the COG (wings, cargo tanks). Assuming the tanks are still full, why would unloading of passengers all at one time possibly cause the plane to tip? Or is this bad reporting?