Read more »

"/>

Dogs, Birds Hit at Ahmedabad Airport in India

(from the Tripmela blog):

2 nights ago heavy rains apparently drove all manner of bird and beast onto the runway at Ahmedabad’s airport in India, causing delays after aircraft hit 12 birds and a dog. An Emirates flight on the way to Dubai hit a dog while taking off, though it continued its takeoff roll without further incident. However, the Qatar Airways plane that was to take off next was delayed for 30 minutes because the pilot refused to take off with the carcass still on the runway. Since it was 5 o’clock in the morning, the dead dog patrol had not yet clocked in.

Several aircraft also hit birds on the same day, causing at least one flight to make an emergency landing.

Did you enjoy this post?
Sign Up to Receive 1 Email Each Day
Join the more than 7000+ people who get 1 email each day with all the airline news, credit card ideas and general nonsense we've provided for more than 10 years.
  1. This has been going on in India for a little while now this year. At least it was a dog and not jackals on the runway this time. The runways don’t flood, so the animals seek refuge. Can’t say I blame them, except for the bit about the big airplanes that can kill them.

Leave a Comment


NOTE - You can use these HTML tags and attributes:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>