Passengers on an international flight were all aflutter after having a pair of feathered stowaways join them in Economy.
A GoAir plane service between Ahmedabad International and Jaipur Airport was preparing for takeoff when a pair of pigeons joined the flight.
Like a cartoon caper out of “Stop the Pigeon” cabin crew and passengers were filmed chasing the birds from one end of the cabin to the other
The scene was recorded by TV Journalist Nirnay Kapoor, who posted a video to Twitter showing the hapless flight crew in a flap.
Both birds were eventually ejected from the flight and the airline apologised to its customers.
“We understand this was not the travel experience you were hoping for and we’re sorry,” GoAir posted via its Twitter account.
The comic scene of bungling would be worthy of some Muttley-like snickering, if the danger wasn’t so serious.
Kapoor noted that the airline had experienced a similar incident with unruly birds at the beginning of the month, with bird strike causing an engine fire at the same airport.
On February 18, The Hindu reported that another GoAir flight from Ahmedabad suffered an engine fire and damaged fan blade after a bird was ingested into the right engine on takeoff.