Qantas Airlines Serves Australian Cellist Crushing Blow

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A professional cellist, travelling domestically in Australia on Qantas Airlines, has had his $8000 instrument crushed into multiple pieces

Peter Hollo, 39, who performs with the Australian-based FourPlay Quartet, was travelling from Sydney to Tamworth, on Friday when the damaged occurred

Despite the cello being protected by a $3000 high-end carbon fibre and Kevlar composite case, it appeared the case had been "really seriously compressed" - "practically run over or something ... or dropped at a weird angle,” Mr Hollo has told The Melbourne Age

It's believed Qantas are investigating the incident and have speculatively agreed to cover the cost of repairs

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