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Pilot avoids a prickly runway problem – a hedgehog

A pilot stopped his runway take-off after spotting a baby hedgehog in the way.

The Loganair flight was taxiing to the runway at Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, when he saw the animal.

He waited two minutes for the hoglet to trundle across his path.


Neil Hughes, Loganair’s director of flight operations, said:

“The captain safely avoided a prickly situation for the little hedgehog, following procedure until the animal was off the tarmac.

“Our network extends into some of Scotland’s most remote communities so there are quite a few opportunities to see animals in the wild – and we’re always conscious to disturb them as little as possible.”

Passenger Roddy McLeod tweeted:

“I was on the LM156 from Stornoway to Inverness at 5pm when the aircraft was taxiing towards the runway when all of a sudden the brakes went on like an emergency stop!

“After a minute the captain came over the radio telling us that he was waiting on a baby hedgehog to pass.”






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