IndiGo flight hits wild boar at Visakhapatnam airport, passengers safe


IndiGo on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court against Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) direction to shift its operations from Terminal-1 to Terminal-2 of the airport.

The incident has been reported to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

As there was no time to abort the take-off, the pilot went ahead, but returned shortly to assess any possible damage to the Airbus plane as a precaution, the IndiGo said in a statement today. Ltd decision relating to shifting a part of the airline's operations to a new terminal.

"DIAL's decision is also violative of our shareholders' rights under Article 19 (1)(g) of the Constitution of India", it said adding the restrictions "could destroy IndiGo's business".

Earlier, the deadline for three low-priced carriers - IndiGo, GoAir and SpiceJet which now operate from T1D - to shift some of their flight operations to T2 was October-end. Last month, IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh met aviation secretary RN Choubey to impress upon him IndiGo's suggested arrangement.

Delhi Airport had asked airlines operating from Terminal 1 to shift one-third of their flights to Terminal 2 to enable it to expand the terminal to meet growing passenger numbers. T1 handled 24 million passengers in 2016-17, four million more than its official annual capacity.

The latest incident comes days after IndiGo came under fire and apologised following the surfacing of a video of a passenger being manhandled at the Delhi airport.

According to the airline, the passenger was "injured" and was immediately rushed to the doctor of the AAI and was administered first aid.