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15 February 2016, 13:04 | Updated: 5 January 2017, 10:14
Cellist Mike Block was about to perform a sold-out show in Portland, Oregon, when he realised that this had happened to his beloved cello.
Block opened the case to find a whole heap of damage had been done at some point during his flight on Southwest Airlines:
After receiving some repairs from a local luthier and borrowing a replacement instrument, Block then continued on to San Diego. Unfortunately, his cello suffered another injury on the way: