Monkeys On Runway Forces Flight To Abort Take-Off

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Ahmadabad: A Chennai-bound SpiceJet plane from Ahmedabad, 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 number 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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