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Crane drops plane on to wall in India

A320 accidentally falls from crane in Hyderabad, India 10 April 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption The disused A320 fell onto a wall when the crane toppled

A disused airliner has fallen from a crane on to a wall in southern India.

The Air India Airbus A320 was hoisted 20m (60ft) above the ground while being moved at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad to the company's nearby flight training centre.

The crane, mounted on a large road transporter, buckled under the aircraft's weight, officials said.

No-one was hurt. Despite the mishap, the plane will still be used for training, Air India said.

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