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Flights delayed at Spain’s main airport by wild boar

Spain’s airport authority has said that runways had to be shut briefly and two landings were delayed at Madrid’s international airport after a wild boar broke through a perimeter fence.

The boar set off security alarms late on Friday, and when cameras were focused upon the spot, the boar was observed by operators to be turning around and walking off through the hole which it had made.

A statement from the airport authority on Saturday said that the incident occurred 100 metres from the nearest stretch of runway, and an incoming flight from London was delayed for 20 minutes, while a domestic flight from A Coruna was delayed for 10 minutes.

The hole was later repaired.

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