IndiGo flight hits wild boar at Visakhapatnam airport, passengers safe

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In the statement issued by Indigo says that on no point of time safety and security of the passengers and crew compromised, It furthers adds "Flight 6E-742 from Vishakhapatnam to Hyderabad hit a wild boar on the runway during take-off".

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 the aircraft tank was full, the pilot did not land the flight immediately as it could lead to the fire.

The IndiGo Airlines flight, carrying 150 passengers was bound for Hyderabad at 10.15 p.m. The captain immediately reported the matter to ATC and made a decision to hold over Vizag. The troubled not yet stopped pilot flew the plane for 45 minutes to burn fuel.

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As the pilot could not have rejected take-off at that time, he was forced to get the aircraft airborne but landed back to assess possible damage to the Airbus plane as a precaution to passengers. "If a wild boar could sneak into the runway, even a terrorist also could gain entry under the cover of darkness", he said and sought immediate clearing of bushes.

Summary: There must be a breach or a big hole in the compound wall. "We will bring this to the notice of the civil aviation ministry and airport authorities to take immediate measures for safeguarding the welfare of air travellers", Varada Reddy was quoted as saying.

The flight was originally scheduled to reach Hyderabad by 11.15 pm but it took off only at 1:00 am, and reached Hyderabad on Monday at 2.15 am.

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