Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
Video Credit: AsiaWire
This footage shows an Airbus A320 plane fuselage jammed under a bridge after a bungling lorry driver apparently misjudged the height of his precious cargo.
Footage from Daoli District in the city of Harbin, capital of north-eastern China’s Heilongjiang Province, shows the main body of the Airbus A320 lodged between the lorry bed and the concrete bridge above.
The accident happened roughly 6 miles from Harbin Taiping International Airport on the morning of 13 October.
According to reports, the driver of the heavy goods vehicle had stopped short of Jinhe Bridge in order to determine whether he could get the Airbus fuselage underneath it.
He decided to drive forwards but stopped again when the top of plane body crashed and was heard scraping along the concrete structure.
The fuselage, which appears to bear the markings, though neither the text nor logo, of China Southern Airlines, remained stuck under Jinhe Bridge for a further 20 minutes until it was freed.
The heavy goods vehicle made it through after air was let out of its tyres, reports said.
The plane body is believed to have been decommissioned and taken apart at a disassembly plant near the airport, but it is unclear where exactly the fuselage was heading.
Reports said damage to the plane part and the bridge was still being assessed.
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