Plane hits buffalo during take-off

Plane hits buffalo during take-off at Surat airport, north of Mumbai, India on 06/11/2014 Thursday.

Safety on airlines sector has improved enormously over the years. However, there are certain elements, sometimes enormous ones that still need careful consideration. Animal on the runway is very dangerous.

An Indian aircraft hit a stray buffalo during take-off at Surat airport in India on Thursday but no passengers or crew were injured. The Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane- Boeing 737-800, carrying 146 passengers and crew was grounded because of the damage sustained in the accident.

SpiceJet said the buffalo, which was killed in the crash, was "essentially invisible against a black background". Passengers on the plane were transferred to another aircraft.