The authorities managed to trace two more buffaloes inside the airport premises. The animals were later taken out of the airport with the help of municipal authorities.
"Intense search were carried through air since it's a huge area. We managed to track down two buffaloes and we are checking if there are more stray animals inside," Surat municipal corporation official Manhar Patel said.
The Civil Aviation Ministry ordered separate inquiries by the Director General of Civil Aviation and the Airports Authority of India. Order was passed that fencing at all airports should be replaced by concrete walls.
In a statement, SpiceJet said the buffalo was almost invisible against a dark background. The airline also said that it won't resume flights at Surat without "corrective measures to ensure its passengers, crew and aircraft are not put at risk again."
140 passengers on board a Surat-Delhi SpiceJet flight had a narrow escape on Wednesday when the plane thudded to a stop after hitting a buffalo which had strolled on to the runway. The collision killed the buffalo and caused potentially multi-million dollar damage to the Boeing 737 aircraft.