Yet another incident from Aviation Industry came in the news On Sunday night when a Hyderabad-bound Indigo flight hit a wild boar on the runway during its takeoff. The flight carrying 150 passengers and four crew members hit wild boar causing killing of the animal and damaging the rear wheel. Due to which flight couldn’t touch down immediately as the rear wheel got damaged. After the incident crew members called the ATC (Air Traffic Control) for clearing carcass and let the way for the flight to touch down. The troubled not yet stopped pilot flew the plane for 45 minutes to burn fuel.
As for landing the plane with full fuel tank is dangerous. The plane was fully inspected and cleaned after it landed and before it finally took off. The flight 6E-742 got late by three hours, It was scheduled to arrive at 11:15 pm but it landed at 2:15 am.
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. The captain of the flight immediately decided to hold over Vizag and reported the matter to ATC. After runway inspection, the pilot carried out a precautionary landing at Vizag airport after 45 minutes for necessary inspection.”