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    A cat in the cockpit

    I just came across this in the news:

    Cat in Cockpit Forces Emergency Landing

    Aug 10, 9:33 AM (ET)

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - A Belgian airliner made an emergency landing after an agitated passenger - a cat - got into the cockpit and attacked the co-pilot, the airline said Tuesday.

    The SN Brussels flight from the Belgian capital to Vienna, Austria, had been in the air about 20 minutes Monday when "it was noticed" that a passenger's pet had escaped from its cage, "although it is not yet clear how," according to an airline statement.

    "Once free, the animal proceeded to wander around the cabin," slipping into the cockpit when meals were being delivered to the two-man flight crew, it said.

    "At this stage the animal became agitated and nervous," it said. An airline spokeswoman added that the cat scratched the copilot's arm.

    The pilot decided to return to Brussels as a precaution, and the 58 passengers departed once more two hours later on another flight.

    The cat had been checked in Oslo, Norway, in an internationally approved "flight transport bag," but the airline said it may end up changing its procedures for pets in the cabin once it concludes its investigation.

    "At no time throughout the incident was the passengers' security affected in any way," it said.

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    OK, rather than turn around you'd think that the cat's owner could make sure kitty made it back safely in the carrier.
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    Oh dear, poor kitty - and not even a meal with the captain! That might have helped.



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    Poor kitty! I bet he was really scared and just trying to find his hooman! Mean ol pilot probibly wouldnt stop and give him directions, thats why he got mad!

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    Re: A cat in the cockpit

    Originally posted by Grace

    The pilot decided to return to Brussels as a precaution,
    and the 58 passengers departed once more
    two hours later on another flight.
    Uhhhh...

    What about da KAT??

    Wunder if they made da poor Kat take the bus to Vienna??
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    Re: Re: A cat in the cockpit

    Originally posted by Cinder & Smoke
    ...What about da KAT??..
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