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FlightDetent
8th Nov 2005, 12:54
reported by Ananova (http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1602767.html?menu=)

Cat gets plane to itself

Czech Airlines had to fly a cat home on an empty plane after the animal escaped from the cargo hold.

Workers could not find the cat and officials judged it was too dangerous to allow the passengers back on board.

The airline was forced to cancel the flight from Frankfurt to Prague after technicians failed to catch the runaway cat which was hidden somewhere on the plane.

Czech Airlines spokeswoman Jitka Novotna said the plane returned to Prague with just the crew and the cat on board, before the cargo hold was dismantled and the cat was finally removed.
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Confirmed true, an ATR aircraft.

Cheers,
FD
(the un-real)

PaperTiger
8th Nov 2005, 21:15
Workers could not find the cat and officials judged it was too dangerous to allow the passengers back on board.So how big was this cat then ?

tinpis
9th Nov 2005, 01:44
:ooh: ...its ok....they found it..


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y150/tinpis/bigcat.jpg

Blacksheep
9th Nov 2005, 01:56
Back at Big Airways, a B747 E.O. reported a bad smell coming from the Flight Engineers panel. We found a nest of kittens behind the main battery. It took another two days to find the mother and persuade her to leave too. You'd never believe how fierce feral kittens can be and I still have the scars to prove it... :ooh: :ouch:

BlueDiamond
9th Nov 2005, 01:59
'Kinell, tinny ... is that real???

:uhoh: :uhoh: :uhoh:

I mean, you haven't applied bitmap editing to the piccy or anything? It's a real cat ... THAT big??

twenty eight
9th Nov 2005, 02:26
Snopes say the cat in the photo is real.

link (http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bigcat2.asp)

acbus1
9th Nov 2005, 06:17
Throughout human history, pussies have been the cause of so much trouble..........:(

West Coast
9th Nov 2005, 07:21
Good God, I could feed a pack of dogs for a month on that cat alone.

Solid Rust Twotter
9th Nov 2005, 12:00
One thunks something that size may be somewhat worrisome to the hounds, Mr Westy...:E :ok:

419
9th Nov 2005, 13:43
But all the helicopter pilots where I work are big pussies anyway;)

Dop
9th Nov 2005, 15:16
Could have been worse, could have been Snakes on a plane (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417148/) - Dude! (http://www.defamer.com/hollywood/samuel-l-jackson/dudesnakes-on-a-plane-117687.php)

airship
9th Nov 2005, 15:20
Both cats and snakes have a tendency to hiss in warning...mere coincidence?! :confused:

Krystal n chips
9th Nov 2005, 16:04
Just a casual thought here----just how big is an ATR hold ( or holds ) after all ? Never seen one close up, but it strikes me as being "not very"--and unless the hold is significantly different from any I spent many :mad: hours crawling around in, there aren't that many holes and places a puddy could get into ?

West Coast
9th Nov 2005, 18:09
Solid Rust Twotter
Good thinking, better take the chainsaw to it first.

G-CPTN
9th Nov 2005, 18:43
>there aren't that many holes and places a puddy could get into ?

It was an ickle kitty puddy,
not that hairy ginger pussy the size of a horse's collar . . .

Krystal n chips
9th Nov 2005, 18:51
Well even if it was an ickle lickle puddy :ok: were it's claws replaced with allen keys / tri-wing bits or just a good old fashioned adjustable spanner ?----unless the ATR has dirty great holes all round the inside of a hold---or somebody hasn't panelled up properly of course--perish the thought :ooh:

Incipient Sinner
9th Nov 2005, 18:52
Now THAT is one seriously big pussy for such a small girl !!!

Blacksheep
10th Nov 2005, 01:06
Could have been worse, could have been Snakes on a plane - Dude!Or even Spiders! :}

arcniz
10th Nov 2005, 01:10
What is missing from this discussion - for perspective - is a picture of the Maine Coon Rat.