"Adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOPs), the captain immediately reported the matter to indigo-flight-hits-wild-boar-vizag (ATC) of Vizag and made a decision to hold over at Vishakhapatnam", a statement by Indigo said.
DIAL that time said that it has given time till early January 2018 to IndiGo and SpiceJet for shifting some of their flights from T1 to T2. After the incident crew members called the ATC (Air Traffic Control) for clearing carcass and let the way for the flight to touch down.
As it was too late for the pilot abort his take-off, he took the plane up but landed again after a 45-minute sortie over the sea. However, the plane could not immediately return as the damaged rear wheel failed to retract.
The officials of the Visakhapatnam International Airport (VIA) sought the help of the district administration to track down a wild boar, which hit an Indigo flight during take-off on Sunday night.
The airlines further said, post runway inspection by the airport authorities after 45 minutes, the pilot carried out a "precautionary" landing back at Vishakhapatnam Airport to get the "necessary inspections done". The captain immediately reported the matter to ATC and chose to hold over Vizag.
The flight was originally scheduled to reach Hyderabad by 11.15 pm but it took off only at 1:00 am, and reached Hyderabad on Monday at 2.15 am.
According to a document, the petition has been filed by IndiGo and Enakshi Jha, a shareholder of IndiGo, with the respondents being the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), DIAL, AAI (Airports Authority of India) and DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation).