Monday, September 06, 2021

Ants in business class, London-bound flight carrying Prince of Bhutan aborts takeoff at Delhi airport

New Delhi: An Air India flight from Delhi to London (AI-111) had to abort its takeoff on Monday at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) after a swarm of ants were found in the business class, news agency ANI reported.

Reportedly, the flight was carrying the Prince of Bhutan.

The AI-111 flight departed from the Delhi airport at around 5:20 pm instead of its scheduled departure time of 2 pm, according to

According to PTI, ants were found in a section of the business class just before the plane was about to take off for London. The plane was then replaced with another Boeing 787-8 aircraft.

Air India later issued a clarification stating that contrary to media reports, there was no swarm of ants in the cabin, nor an aborted take-off.

Earlier in May this year, an Air India flight from Delhi to Newark, US had to return midway after the pilot reported the presence of a bat onboard to Air Traffic Control (ATC).

The flight had departed from Delhi's IGI Airport at its scheduled time, but the bat was spotted onboard after about half-an-hour mid-air. The flight captain then decided to take the plane back to its original destination.

06/09/21 PTI/India Today

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