Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wild boar enters runway of Vizag airport, gets hit by Indigo flight


Passengers on board the Hyderabad-bound IndiGo flight at the Visakhapatnam airport had a close shave after a wild boar strayed onto the runway and was hit by the airplane.

The flight, 6E-742, had around 150 passengers and crew members at the time of the accident.

The incident took place as the plane was taking off. IndiGo airlines said that the pilot had noticed the boar but had no option but to hit the animal and take off.

After taking off, the pilot realised that the landing gear of the flight, failed to retract. Following this, he spent fuel hovering above the city, before he landed back at the Visakhapatnam airport.

The tyres were then cleaned on the ground, and the plane took off again for Hyderabad, at 1:00am.

"Flight 6E-742 from Vishakhapatnam to Hyderabad hit a wild boar on the runway during take-off. The captain immediately reported the matter to ATC and decided to hold over Vizag. After runway inspection, the pilot carried out a precautionary landing at Vizag airport after 45 minutes for necessary inspection," an IndiGo statement said.
14/11/17 News Minute

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