Double basses aren’t supposed to look like this: string orchestra’s instrument destroyed during flight

The Helsinki Strings boarded a flight to the Faroe Islands for a concert, but when they arrived one of their double basses had been quite shockingly damaged.

finnair smashed double bass

The ensemble posted a picture of the damage to one of their double basses on their Facebook page:

The picture shows a double bass completely snapped at the neck. The ensemble were flying to the Faroe Islands from Finland via Copenhagen on a Finnair flight.

Many incidents of instrument damage during flights have been reported in recent months, along with reports of musicians receiving unfair treatment at the hands of airport security.