Monkeys On Runway Forces Flight To Abort Take-Off


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.

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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.