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Monkeys on runway forces SpiceJet flight to abort take-off

PTI
Published Nov 20, 2016, 7:37 pm IST
Updated Nov 20, 2016, 7:39 pm IST
As the aircraft was taxiing at a low speed, the pilot rejected the take off, sources said.
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Ahmedabad: A Chennai-bound SpiceJet plane from here, with 189 passengers and crew onboard, had to abort take off on Sunday after some monkeys were spotted on the runway. 
The Boeing B737-800 aircraft, operating as flight no SG-501, had started taxiing at around 6.40 AM when alert air traffic controllers sighted monkeys on the live runway, sources said.
They immediately informed the pilot of the plane and asked him to abort take off. 
As the aircraft was taxiing at a low speed, the pilot rejected the take off, they said.

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Location: India, Gujarat, Ahmedabad




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