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Runway dogs delay Macedonia landings
8 February 2006

Two passenger planes of MAT – Macedonian Airlines had to enter a holding pattern above Skopje Airport (SKP) until a pack of stray dogs were cleared from the runway. A flight from Vienna (IN912) and another from Zurich (IN221) were ordered to circle the airfield after dogs were noticed `playing around` on the airfield’s only runway. The plane coming from Zurich was less than one kilometre from landing when the pilot was told to abort. (Reuters)