An Air India Airbus A320 crashed into private property near Begumpet airport in Hyderabad, while being transported by a crane. The aircraft was being transported from the airport hangar to an Air India training academy a few kms away.
The process to shift the aircraft began Saturday night and the aircraft was carried out of the airport premises early Sunday morning.
The aircraft was defunct and Air India authorities wanted to use it to train flight attendants, engineers, pilots and aviation security personnel. The crane was to carry the aircraft to the Central Training Establishment 2-3 kilometres away.
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However, at around 7 am, the arm of the crane snapped and the hull became unstable. This led to the aircraft crashing into the boundary wall of the Hitech Club.
The aircraft was empty, and there were no ground casualties as well. The police on site blocked traffic near the airport to ensure safety.
Air India officials reportedly began cutting the hull into three pieces to carry them separately to the training academy. In a statement issued, Air India said that the hull can still be used for training as originally planned.