Plane Got Stuck Under A Bridge, Officials Had To Figure Out How To Get Break It Loose

In the fall an Airbus A320 got stuck under a bridge in Harbin, China. The quick thinking truck driver carrying the plane managed to break it free by deflating his tires.

Now images of a plane getting stuck in Durgapur, West Bengal, India are going viral and deflating the tires wasn’t enough. Officials were called in and they “had to get rid of the tyres” in order to free the plane and get the truck moving again. It had to be “pushed out with the help of another truck.”

[A] truck carrying an abandoned India Post aircraft was stuck under the bridge in Durgapur on Tuesday.

The incident took place on National Highway-2 in Durgapur. The aircraft was stuck in the middle of the road in Durgapur city in Paschim Bardhaman district.

The Boeing 737-200 was originally delivered to Indian Airlines in 1980. It was subsequently leased to Alliance Air in 1996, and eventually returned to the Indian Airlines fleet for use in cargo. It was eventually transferred to India’s government mail system before being scrapped.

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  1. Deflating the tires is standard practice when hauling heavy equipment on a truck. Best to do it BEFORE you hit a bridge though.

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