A SpiceJet aircraft hit a buffalo while taking off from Surat airport in Gujarat, India, at around 7 p.m. on November 6.
The Boeing 737-800 was taking off for Delhi when it hit and killed a stray buffalo.
None of the 146 passengers and crew members reported any injuries.
The aircraft was grounded for repair while the passengers and crew members were shifted to another aircraft.
The airline said in statement, “Stray animals are a growing menace in some airports. This incident has affected our regular operations and hence SpiceJet flights from Surat will now be suspended indefinitely.”
The Civil Aviation Authority has ordered the Airports Authority of India and the Director General of Civil Aviation to investigate the incident separately.