Air India flight bound for London delayed after ant colony found in business class

Air India flight bound for London delayed after ant colony found in business class | Secret Flying

Ants on a plane.

 

A London Heathrow-bound Air India flight was delayed afterΒ a swarm of ants was found in the business class cabin as the plane prepared for takeoff.

 

Flight AI111 was taxing to the runway atΒ 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 anotherΒ 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 aΒ bat flew around the business class cabin approximately 30 minutes into the flight.