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25th Dec 2006, 11:17
"Cairo - An Egyptian sniffer dog charged with ensuring the security of an EgyptAir flight from Cairo to New York answered a call of nature on Friday that cost the airline an estimated $10 000.

The flight had to be delayed for over an hour when the unnamed animal did his business in a cabin filled with 179 passengers on Flight 985, a security source at Cairo international airport said.
While checking the cabin for explosives and other dangerous materials and giving the all clear, the dog did what dogs do and produced something to be sniffed at.
The captain then ordered that the cabin be cleaned and disinfected, resulting in a delay of 65 minutes, the airport source said.
"Each hour a scheduled takeoff is delayed costs the company $10 000 in supplementary fees and penalties," the source said. The animal is now in the doghouse."


Buster Hyman
25th Dec 2006, 12:57
Pity. If he'd done it in the Galley, who'd have noticed.