A Lion Air jet carrying 117 people hit a cow while landing and skidded off a runway in eastern Indonesia, an official said on Wednesday.
No injuries were reported, but the incident forced the cancellation of flights, stranding hundreds of passengers traveling for the Eid holiday.
The incident occurred on Tuesday night as the Boeing 737—800 was landing at Jalaluddin airport in Gorontalo on Sulawesi island with 110 passengers and seven crew, Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said.
He said three cows were on the runway, and the plane hit at least one of them and careened off the runway before coming to a stop. The incident is under investigation.