Plane landing delayed by wayward bear on the runway

Aug. 19 (UPI) — A plane attempting to land at a Russian airport was delayed for about 20 minutes due to an unusual hazard on the runway — a wandering bear.

The S7 Airlines flight from Novosibirsk was coming in for a landing Monday at the airport in Magadan when the flight crew spotted a bear on the tarmac.

The crew spotted the bear while at about 500 feet, allowing for the flight to adjust and circle around the airport.

The plane made a second landing attempt about 20 minutes later, and the plane safely touched down after the crew verified that the bear had moved on from its dangerous position.

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