Plane stuck under bridge in viral video.
A video of an Air India plane stuck underneath an over-bridge on a highway in the capital Delhi has gone viral.
The deregistered wingless Boeing 737 had been strapped onto a truck for transport when it got stuck under a footbridge as it made its way to its new owner.
“This is a [deregistered] scrapped aircraft of Air India which has been sold off. This was transported last night by the party. Air India has got no connection whatsoever with the aircraft under any circumstances,” said aviation journalist Ashoke Raj, who filmed the incident.
Delhi airport officials distanced themselves from the accident, telling the Times of India newspaper that the “aircraft certainly does not belong to the Delhi airport’s fleet,” and that the “driver may have made an error while transporting it.”
Air India also released a statement, saying: “This is an old, scrapped aircraft which has already been sold off by us. There is no additional information as it involves the person to whom it has been sold off.”
— Ashoke Raj (@Ashoke_Raj) October 3, 2021