Stray dog enters Goa airport runway, flight returns to B’luru

A Goa-bound Vistara flight was diverted back to Bengaluru after a stray dog was spotted on the runway at Dabolim airport. The pilot chose to return to Bengaluru instead of holding for the dog to be removed. Two IndiGo flights landed at Goa airport during the same time. Passengers expressed frustration at the lack of clear information from Vistara and some demanded compensation. The Vistara flight eventually departed for Goa and landed safely. A fire at the Mopa air traffic control tower did not affect flight operations.