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Rodents On Planes: How Common?  
User currently offlineNeptunescar From Maldives, joined Dec 2003, 104 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

anyone have any funny stories relating to unwelcome 'passengers' on their flight, rodent or otherwise?

on a flight from Miami to Los Angeles I once saw a long rat's tail curled around the base of my seat.... it darted off and about a minute later a woman started yelling that something had just brushed against her leg.... the cabin crew came running and eventually cornered it and got it.

[Edited 2004-03-12 14:45:54]


You call it the world, we call it home. Pan Am.
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User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

Imagine one of those rats penetrating any system in the a/c.

Could cause an accident!



"Truth is more of a stranger than fiction." Mark Twain
User currently offlineKearnet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

odd, I thought a R.A.T. was there to prevent something like that from happening  Smile

User currently offlineNeptunescar From Maldives, joined Dec 2003, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

a rat nearly did cause an accident on a VN A321 about 6 months ago... one got loose in the cargo hold and chewed thru some essential wiring... on a flight the pilot noticed erratic readings on instruments.... the a/c was grounded, and after 3 days of intense fumigation they never found it.


You call it the world, we call it home. Pan Am.
User currently offline752is From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

A US Customs officer told me this one, one morning a Nigerian aircraft came into T4 at JFK the guys on the ramp opened one of the cargo holds and out came the largest rat anyone had seen according to this guy he said it was 3-4 feet in lenth with tail or not I dont know. From what he knows it was never found.
Freaky


User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

A 3 to 4 foot rat is a tapir, except for in NYC, where it is a house pet.

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