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‘Cow Situation’: Sacred Animal Disrupts Landing of Two Planes in India

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Air India Boeing 787-8 during take off

Air India Boeing 787-8 during take off. Photo: Masakatsu Ukon.

Two planes were forced to abort their scheduled landings at Ahmedabad Airport in India and head to Mumbai instead after a cow decided to take a stroll on the runway.

Cows are sacred in Hinduism, so the sight of these large animals promenading as they please in India, regardless of who they inconvenience, is commonplace. Now, it seems, they’re disrupting larger vehicles than simply cars.

Airports Authority of India chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra has confirmed that on Thursday morning two international flights could not land at Ahmedabad because of a “cow situation” at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport and had to divert to Mumbai.

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