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Andhra Pradesh: Wild boar enters airport, hits IndiGo flight

15 November 2017, 03:18 | Devin Moran

Andhra Pradesh: Wild boar enters airport, hits IndiGo flight

IndiGo flight hits wild boar at Visakhapatnam airport, passengers safe 

On the issue of shifting of operations by airlines from T1 to T2, Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey said the ministry is still working out a common ground.

"We have raised the issue of wildlife endangering precious human lives and flight operations to the Airport Authority of India at Vishakhapatnam", said Indigo Airlines, adding that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) was also informed as part of SOPs.

The writ is likely to come up for hearing on Wednesday, IndiGo said.

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.

A DIAL spokesperson declined to comment "as the matter is subjudice".

The DIAL had earlier directed the airline to shift a part of its flight operations from Terminal-1 to Terminal-2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).

Earlier, the deadline for three low-priced carriers - IndiGo, GoAir and SpiceJet which now operate from T1D - to shift some of their flight operations to T2 was October-end.

IndiGo's tussle with DIAL has been going on since August.

The IndiGo Airlines flight, carrying 150 passengers was bound for Hyderabad at 10.15 p.m.

Faced with capacity constraints, Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) has asked IndiGo and SpiceJet to shift part of their operations from T1 to Terminal 2 (T2) - a proposal which has not found favour with the carriers.

According to the master plan, the annual passenger handling capacity of T1 will be doubled from 20 million to 40 million and the capacity of T3 from 34 million to 45 million.

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