SpiceJet flight hits wild boar on runway at Jabalpur airport, passengers safe
BHOPAL: A major accident was averted at Dumna airport in Jabalpur when a weekly SpiceJet aircraft skided off the runway while landing, on Friday. All the 49 passengers and 4 crew members who were on board are safe.
The weekly SpiceJet Flight 2458 which takes off from Mumbai at 5.30pm and reaches Jabalpur at 7.25pm was landing when a wild boar came into its way, said sources.
It was then that the pilot had to apply emergency brakes that led to the aircraft skidding off the runway, said sources
SpiceJet later issued a statement explaining how the pilot of the aircraft managed to avert a major accident. The statement said, “The skilful and experienced hands of Captain Amartya Basu, who has more than 10,000 hours of flying experience, today helped to avert a major disaster by diverting the aircraft towards the left of the runway to moderate the impact of the event. Damage to the aircraft is still being assessed, however all the 49 passengers and 4 crew members are absolutely safe.”
Born In January
wild boar on runway?? DGCA is worst in the world… No safety at airports… how the come a boar came on runway??? tomorrow LeT/IM/SIMI terrorists can come and blow airplane as well…. pathetic securities….
Vishnu Swaroop Kyanam
Wow.Give Pork chops to the Passengers!
Why not beef ribs..?
Vishnu Swaroop Kyanam
Pork Chops for you Specially.
Thanks but unfortunately I’m a vegetarian… Please eat urself
They should have played yo yo Honny Singh songs at airport to scare away the wild boar.
How did the pig get through all the security checks?!
The airport need to check how this incident happened. Luck was on the side of the passengers and crew on board. But it may not always be so.
except human beings all animals are allowed in runways.
Thankfully the passengers are all safe due to timely action by pilots
Is the wildboar ok? Thank modi it was not a cow.
salute to the pilot who saved the lives of all passengers onboard
skill level : high
Thank God, all the passengers are safe!
Thanks Amartya Basu for your action on saving passengers’ and crews’ lives. Wild animals are wild animals, we cannot blame them. Question is how was this allowed to happen? Did these herd of wild boars came in through boundary wall, or are they being reared by someone nearby?