Due to the hit, the aircraft's engine suffered damage and the take-off had to be aborted. The incident occurred around 7 pm.
"A Surat-to-Delhi SpiceJet aircraft, Flight number SG 622, carrying around 140 passengers excluding crew members today hit a stray animal on take-off roll at Surat airport," said Siddharth Kumar, an airline's spokesperson.
All passengers were reported to be safe; the plane though was grounded.
The passengers were later booked on an alternate flight which had come from Mumbai and was Delhi-bound.
"All SpiceJet flights from Surat to be indefinitely suspended after one of our aircraft hit a large stray animal on take-off toll today. Suspension will be effective as soon as possible," Mr Kumar said.
Surat is a small airport which handles about three flights daily. The airport became operational about two years ago.
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