Airport plea to catch jackals

New Delhi,July 13, 2018:  The Calcutta airport authorities have sought permission from the forest department to tranquillise and catch jackals, which enter the runways and disrupt flights.

“We have been seeking permission from the forest department to tranquillise the jackals. But they have not yet issued it. The jackals often cause flight disruptions,” airport director Atul Dixit said after a meeting of the airport advisory committee on Monday according to aviationindia.net.

If the pilot of an aircraft reports to the air traffic control that he has spotted a jackal on the runway while preparing to land, she or he is asked to abort the landing and make a go-around. The runway is inspected and if it is found clear, the flight is allowed to land.

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