Indigo A320 at Vishakhapatnam on Nov 12th 2017, aircraft "airboarne"

Last Update: November 14, 2017 / 14:38:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 12, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-742

Destination
Hyderabad, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-IDN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Indigo Airbus A320-200, registration VT-IDN performing flight 6E-742 from Vishakhapatnam to Hyderabad (India) with 159 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Vishakhapatnam's runway 10 when during the final stages of the takeoff run the crew observed a wild boar on the runway. Being unable to deviate around the boar the crew decided to rotate the aircraft early, the crew decided to return to the airport to have the aircraft checked for any possible damage. The aircraft levelled off at 8000 feet, burned off fuel and landed safely back on Vishakhapatnam's runway 10 about one hour after departure.

An examination revealed no damage, the aircraft was refueled and departed again as flight 6E-742D about 2 hours after landing and reached Hyderabad with a delay of 3 hours.

The airline reported the crew could not have rejected takeoff in time nor steered the aircraft to avoid the wild boar, hence rotated early being forced to take the aircraft airborne. The crew decided to return to have the aircraft assessed for any damage, the aircraft departed again following that check.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 12, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-742

Destination
Hyderabad, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-IDN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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