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AI defunct aircraft fell off crane

A defunct aircraft of Air India was damaged when it fell from a crane transporting it at Begumpet Airport

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Publish Date: Apr 10 2016 5:16PM | Updated Date: Apr 10 2016 5:16PM

AI defunct aircraft fell off crane

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In a minor accident, a defunct aircraft of Air India was damaged when it fell from a crane transporting it at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad on Sunday morning, officials said.
 
No one was injured in the incident as the A320 aircraft hull hit a wall and fell to the ground, officials said.
 
They added that hull could still be used for training purposes at the Central Training Establishment of Air India to where it was being taken.
 
Air India officials were transporting the old A320 aircraft from the Begumpet Airport to the Central Training Establishment, Air India's training academy, nearby.
 
Police said the aircraft hull banged against the compound wall of Hitech club near Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam school at the Old Airport Road in Bowenpally.
 
A gap had been fashioned in the airport boundary wall to allow the crane carrying the aircraft hull move from the airport to the training establishment. 
 
Air India officials said the old hull stationed at the airport was being moved to make space at the hangar and also to use the hull for training at the Central Training Establishment.
 
National carrier said all necessary procedures and planning required for the removal of the hull were in place. It was successfully taken out of the airport but at one particular moment the crane lost balance and the hull became unstable and fell on the ground.