Third Time’s the Attraction? Air India’s Airbus A320 Will get Caught Once more!
Air India planes simply don’t have a straightforward time getting decommissioned. A number of years in the past they tried to maneuver an outdated Airbus A320 to a coaching facility and determined to make use of a crane that apparently couldn’t stand up to the load of an plane.
It appears Air India had by no means carried out this earlier than. They found for the primary time in actual world situations that the 200 ton crane they’d chosen for the job wasn’t appropriate for shifting a 70 ton plane. The crane’s arm snapped.
Dramatic pics: Crane carrying Air India airplane crashes in Hyderabad https://t.co/ATvBvQp5G3 pic.twitter.com/55v7DOJDG2
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Then in 2021 a retired Air India Airbus A320 received caught beneath a bridge on the Delhi-Gurugram freeway close to the Delhi airport. Visitors backed up behind the caught plane.
— Ashoke Raj (@Ashoke_Raj) October 3, 2021
Quick ahead to Friday and the identical factor occurred once more. And to a different Airbus A320. (HT: Enilria)
The fuselage of a retired Airbus A320 received caught beneath a bridge within the Jap Indian metropolis of Motihari whereas heading to Mumbai. Folks gathered close to the bridge to observe the precariously perched airplane whereas a number of tried to determine how one can get it unlodged and autos backed up alongside the freeway.
Video: Airplane Will get Caught Beneath Bridge In Bihar, Causes Huge Visitors Jam https://t.co/4VnGV0OPg5 pic.twitter.com/fk7RkrR41w
— NDTV (@ndtv) December 30, 2023
If a single Airbus A320 was misjudged by a single truck driver or crane operator, performing alone, we might chalk that as much as that’s what insurance coverage is for. However these aren’t – or not less than shouldn’t be – operations deliberate by a single particular person. Even a 34 12 months outdated narrowbody plane fuselage headed to the boneyard is value measuring for peak, and checking the heights of bridges alongside the deliberate route earlier than ploughing forward.