This incident occurred this morning in Hyderabad, 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 – 25 tonnes.
No one was injured in the accident that officials said was potentially disastrous.
The 200-ton crane crashed on the compound wall of the Hitech club near a school on the old Airport road. The plane was damaged.
“It was an unused aircraft and was being shifted to the training establishment at a distance of about 4 km from the airport for training purpose. Crane services had been engaged and while the aircraft was being lifted today, the crane bars got bent and it collapsed at around 7.15 am,” K Kiran, a police officer, said.