Sunday, November 03, 2013

Wild Boars Paralyze Airport in Polish Capital

WARSAW, November 3 (RIA Novosti) – Poland's busiest airport was paralyzed for half an hour on Saturday when two wild boars were spotted on the runway, local officials have said.

Six planes were unable to land at Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport between 6:40 and 7:10 p.m. local time as “two boars were on the runway.” After the animals were chased off, the planes were cleared for landing.

An airport spokesman said the boars had apparently come from the nearby woods. Similar incidents involving animals, including foxes, had been earlier reported at the Polish airport.

Experts have recently warned of an increasing threat to local citizens from the country’s soaring wild boar population. In a move to protect citizens, authorities in Warsaw ordered some 300 wild boars to be taken to the south of the country, local media reports said in February.


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