Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Hyderabad-bound Indigo flight hits a wild boar during takeoff at Vizag

Hyderabad-bound Indigo flight hits a wild boar during takeoff at Vizag

Hence, the pilots flew the plane over the sea for 45 minutes to burn fuel and then landed at the Vizag airport. After the required checks and inspections, the aircraft resumed its journey, albeit with a delay of one-and-a-half hours. The IndiGo flight was carrying passengers from the port city of Vishakapattanam to Hyderabad.

Vizag: IndiGo Plane carrying 150 passengers was bound for Hyderabad had a narrow escape after a wild boar nearly collided with the aircraft that was taking off. IndiGo officials confirmed that the pilot saw the boar, but it was too late to abort take-off. As there was no time to abort the take-off, the pilot went ahead, but returned shortly to assess any possible damage to the Airbus plane as a precaution, the IndiGo said in a statement today. The captain immediately reported the matter to ATC and chose to hold over Vizag. The TOI report mentions that they flight could not touch down immediately, as the rear wheel was not getting retracted.

The airlines further said, post runway inspection by the airport authorities after 45 minutes, the pilot carried out a "precautionary" landing back at Vishakhapatnam Airport to get the "necessary inspections done". The flight finally took off at about 1 am.


The respondents to the petition are the ministry, DIAL, Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), as per the statement.

The incident comes a little over a week after IndiGo airlines made news when its staffers were caught on camera brawling with a passenger who had just alighted the flight.

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