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The plane crashed into jumbo (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

'jumbo' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'the plane crashed' is the wordplay.
'crashed' is an anagram indicator.
'the'+'plane'='theplane'
'theplane' is an anagram of 'ELEPHANT'.

'into' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for elephant that I've seen before include "The animal that never forgets", "Trunked mammal", "See 18", "Trunk carrier?", "Endangered Species".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.