Over the weekend, a Serene Air flight from Dubai hit a wild boar during the landing phase into Islamabad, Pakistan.
Incident: Serene Air Flight Hits Wild Boar on Landing Into Islamabad…
Serene Air flight ER702 is a routine scheduled flight between Dubai and Islamabad, with the affected rotation being operated by AP-BND.
As per data from Planespotters.net, AP-BND is a 15.3 year old Boeing 737-800 that originally started out life with AnadoluJet in July 2008, following SpiceJet not taking the unit up.
The jet did a stint with SunExpress under lease by AnadoluJet, before being handed over to Serene Air in January 2017.
Of the 737-800 variant, the Pakistan-based carrier has four of them, of which three are in active service and one is parked.
Serene Air flight ER702 departed Dubai at 2016 local time on November 3 and proceeded north-easterly towards Islamabad.
As per The Aviation Herald, upon landing into the airport, the crew reported that they may have hit something during this critical phase.
Luckily, no damage was reported to the aircraft, but an inspection of the runway resulted in the recovery of a wild boar that had unfortunately died during the landing.
It is understood the recovery took place on Runway 28L between the taxiways Foxtrot and Charlie.
AP-BND was grounded for around 10 hours before being allowed to return back to commercial service, where it has operated services to the likes of Riyadh, Sharjah, Karachi and more.
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