Swarm of Ants Found in Air India Business Class Cabin
Thomas Jayson | On 08, Sep 2021
Recently, Flight AI-111, which was about to take off from IGI – Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi for London, was delayed for more than three hours as a result of the swarm of ants discovered in the business class cabin of the plane.
Due to this development, the Air India Boeing 787 plane scheduled for London had to be switched ahead of take-off from IGI Airport Delhi due to the passengers protest concerning the insects found on the aircraft. Therefore, the aircraft was changed by Air India and replaced.
The Prince of Bhutan, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, who happened to be the son of the King of Bhutan among other dignitaries, were on board the London bound flight. The flight then departed the airport at around 5.20 pm when the problem was resolved.
In a similar development in July, a cracked windshield forced an Air India airbus going to Saudi Arabia to make an emergency landing at Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram International airport to avoid the disaster of a crash landing.
In addition, an Air India aircraft travelling to Newark in the United States was sent back to Delhi in May when a dead bat was found in the business class area of the plane.
Although these delays on different occasions must have wasted the time of the passengers on board, such preventative measures save lives. After all, it is better to get to your destination late than never.