Now, stray jackal captured near Indore airport runway

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Indore, Nov 7: A jackal strayed near the runway of Devi Ahilyabai Airport in Indore on Friday and was captured, a forest official said.

"Eight cages have been set near the runway to trap the jackals and in one of them a jackal was seen trapped today," divisional forest officer AK Joshi told PTI.

The cages have been installed specially to trap the canine and some 15-20 jackals have been spotted in the area around the airport, he said.

An airport official said that there were at least two occasions when a jackal suddenly turned up on the runway following which, authorities approached the forest officials and obtained the cages.

Earlier, a Delhi-bound Spicejet plane, with about 140 passengers onboard, hit a stray buffalo on the runway a few seconds before take-off at the Surat Airport on Thursday.

Following the incident, SpiceJet decided to suspend its services on Surat Airport for an indefinite period.

However, they were persuaded to resume flights to Surat on Friday evening. "All SpiceJet flights from Surat to be indefinitely suspended after one of our aircraft hit a large stray animal on take-off toll today. Suspension will be effective as soon as possible," Kumar said.


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