Hyderabad: Air India plane comes off the hook, literally

Training aircraft suffers partial damage after crane used to transport it gives way

Hyderabad: A training aircraft of Air India collapsed and suffered partial damage while being shifted by a crane from Begumpet airport to training institute yesterday, the police said. No one was injured in the incident.

Cops and rescue personnel collaborate to clear the fallen aircraft off the road. Pic/PTI
Cops and rescue personnel collaborate to clear the fallen aircraft off the road. Pic/PTI

The AI aircraft (Airbus A-320 model) was being transported by road from Begumpet airport to Central Training Establishment at Ferozguda in Balanagar when the crane bars gave way and the aircraft suddenly fell on a nearby compound wall, DCP (North Zone) N Prakash Reddy said.

“It was an unused aircraft and was being shifted to the training establishment at a distance of about four km from the airport for training purpose. Crane services had been engaged and while the aircraft was being lifted today (Sunday), the crane bars got bent and it collapsed at around 7.15 am,” said Inspector K Kiran from Bowenpally police station.

“No one was injured in the incident in which the aircraft got partially damaged.” A case is yet to be registered in this matter.

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