Crane crash: Air India plane smashes during airport maneuver (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
The Airbus A-320, which had been parked up since 2007, was being moved from Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad in southern India on Sunday morning when the incident occurred.
It’s understood that the 200 tonne crane lost balance while in motion, causing it and the plane to fall to the ground with the aircraft smashing through a wall as it landed.
Some of the crane fell on top of the plane’s fuselage.
The aircraft was being moved from the airport to a nearby training facility with a truck waiting to take the plane on its 4km journey when the incident happened, reported NDTV.
Although pictures from the scene clearly show the plane has been damaged, Air India have said that it will still be used for training purposes as initially planned.
No injuries have been reported and police are not thought to be treating the incident as suspicious, according to the Khaleej Times.