London-bound AI flight delayed after detection of ants in business class

Wednesday 08th September 2021 07:17 EDT

An Air India flight about to depart from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) on Monday morning was delayed its take off by more than three hours after a swarm of ants was noticed in the business class. After the issue was addressed, the AI-111 flight departed from the airport in the evening, people familiar with the development said.

Ants were found in the business class section right before the flight was on the verge of taking off from the airport. Later, Air India changed the aircraft and substituted it with another Boeing 787-8.

Among the passengers onboard the plane was Prince of Bhutan Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck – the son and heir apparent of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

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