Bat (red circle) flying around in the business class.
An Air India flight from Delhi to the United States last Thursday (27), half an hour after takeoff, there was a bat flying around in the cabin, the pilot decided to turn back for safety reasons.
The plane then landed safely, the wildlife department personnel boarded, found the bat dead in the business class, it will be checked away for investigation. The passengers on board were later redirected to another flight to continue their journey.
The Boeing 777 flight in question, number AI105, flew from Delhi International Airport to Newark International Airport in New Jersey at 2:20 a.m. last Thursday. As seen in the online video, the bat flew around the business cabin, scaring the crew and passengers.
The airline said the plane then turned back and landed safely at 3:55 a.m. Staff then smoked the cabin and eventually found the bat dead in the business cabin and called in wildlife officers to inspect it. The airline is investigating the origin of the bat and initially believes it may have come from a third-party vehicle transporting food and beverage. As for the passengers on board, they were redirected to another flight, which arrived at 11:35 a.m. New York time last Thursday, about four hours later than originally scheduled.