In a bizarre incident, an Air India flight aborted its take-off at Delhi airport on Monday after a swarm of ants were found in the business class category.
Interestingly, the London-bound flight (AI-111) was carrying Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the son and heir apparent of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan.
Later, Air India changed the aircraft and the flight took off.
The AI-111 flight departed from the Delhi airport at around 5.20 pm instead of its scheduled departure time of 2 pm, sources told PTI. According to sources, ants were found in a section of the business class just before the plane was about to take off. The plane was replaced with another Boeing 787-8 aircraft.
Earlier in July, an Air India Express flight en route Saudi Arabia made an emergency landing at Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram International airport after a crack in the windshield. The precautionary landing was made after about an hour of flight. The flight was not carrying any passengers. Only cargo and a few crew members were onboard.