Ants on a plane.
A London Heathrow-bound Air India flight was delayed after a swarm of ants was found in the business class cabin as the plane prepared for takeoff.
Flight AI111 was taxing to the runway at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, when passengers alerted crew to the insects.
The number of ants were reportedly numbered in the hundreds.
The captain made the decision to turn the aircraft back to the terminal where all passengers disembarked and were put on another Boeing 787-8 plane.
According to reports, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the son and heir apparent of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, was onboard the plane.
The flight departed three hours later than scheduled.
This is not the first time unwelcome visitors caused an inconvenience to Air India’s flight operations.
In May, an Air India flight destined for Newark Airport in the US had to turn back to Delhi after a bat flew around the business class cabin approximately 30 minutes into the flight.