Nude man gets on IGI runway, forces plane to abort landing
In a major security lapse that caused a scare at the high security Indira Gandhi International Airport, a man — reportedly drunk — scaled the airport’s wall and entered the airside around 8 pm on Friday, reports HT Correspondent.delhi Updated: Feb 27, 2010 01:51 IST
Cows have done it, dogs do it routinely and so have jackals, neelgais and monitor lizards.
On Friday, it was the turn of a man to roam around the Delhi airport’s runway — stark naked.
In a major security lapse that caused a scare at the high security Indira Gandhi International Airport, a man — reportedly drunk — scaled the airport’s wall and entered the airside around 8 pm on Friday.
As a result, the air traffic control (ATC) forced a domestic flight arriving from Hyderabad to abort landing at the last moment on runway 29.
The ATC also asked the planes lined up for landing to change their position and land on the main runway 28 instead.
The man was spotted roaming around at taxiway Z, near runway 29, by an airport jeep.
The air traffic control and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is in charge of airport security, was immediately informed.
The man was apprehended by CISF personnel at 8.10 pm.
“The man, identified as Arun Rai, a resident of Begusarai in Bihar, was spotted by a ‘follow me’ jeep. He has been detained and we are investigating the case,” said a CISF spokesman.
Sources at the airport said that the man had entered the airside from Bijwasan side of the airport, where construction of the new terminal T3 is on.