Nagpur: Animals on the runway are not new for Indians. However, on Monday animals strolling on a runway of an airport almost interrupted the President’s flight.

Pranab Mukherjee. File Pic

In a serious security breach, the runway of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport at Nagpur was intruded on by pigs when President Pranab Mukherjee’s jumbo Boeing 737 was taxiing towards the runway after landing on Monday, sources said. Aviation regulator DGCA has launched a probe into the incident, they said.

“Around eight pigs somehow made their way into the runway when the President's aircraft was taxing towards the terminal building after landing. The DGCA has taken a serious view of this breach of safety and security and has started investigation into the incident,” sources said.

Mukherjee was on a two-day visit to Nagpur on September 13 and 14.