Peter Hollo, a member of the quartet FourPlay, was flying Qantas on Friday from Sydney to Tamworth. This is what he found when he retrieved his cello case from the hold.
The cello, worth A$8,000, was packed in a A$3,000 carbon fibre case. Peter, who has owned it for a dozen years, suspects it must have been run over.
He borrowed an instrument for the concert from a local cello teacher and was pleased by the response from Qantas, which apologised for the accident, launched an investigation and asked him to submit a damage claim. More here.
photo (c) Peter Hollo