- Title: Not so plane sailing: aircraft stuck under bridge in India
- Date: 24th December 2019
- Summary: DURGAPUR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA (DECEMBER 24, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF TRUCK CARRYING PLANE STUCK UNDER BRIDGE PEOPLE LOOKING AT PLANE PLANE STUCK UNDER BRIDGE TEXT ON PLANE BODY READING (English): 'INDIA POST' (SOUNDBITE) (Approximate Bengali translation) PROJECT HEAD, NATIONAL HIGHWAY 2, SUMIT MUKHERJEE, SAYING: "When such consignments come, a survey of the road is done and the height of the structure is measured to see if the consignment can pass or not. But, in this case, it was done at three in the night and no message was sent so it got stuck here." VARIOUS OF TRUCK CARRYING PLANE BEING PULLED OUT FROM UNDER BRIDGE TRUCK WHEELS TRUCK CARRYING PLANE BEING PULLED (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) LOCAL, TRIVENI RAI, SAYING: "We saw that the vehicle was stuck under the bridge. We are local residents." (Reporter asking: Since when is it stuck?) "Not now. It has been here from 2-3 hours." VARIOUS OF PLANE BEING PULLED AWAY DAMAGED REAR OF PLANE
- Embargoed: 7th January 2020 10:29
- Keywords: India aviation bridge oddly enough plane
- Location: DURGAPUR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
- City: DURGAPUR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Human Interest / Brights / Odd News,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA001BBC2Q13
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: It wasn't a bird, it was certainly a plane, stuck under a bridge in the middle of a busy street. That was the unusual sight that people in eastern India woke up to on Tuesday (December 24).
The India Post plane was found on a truck that was carrying it under a bridge but failed to pass through in Durgapur City.
The project head of the highway where the truck was abandoned said the measurement of the 'consignment' was done too late and the unfeasibility of the task was not communicated.
The plane was eventually pulled out from under the bridge with the help of ropes.
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