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Cat Forces Pilot to Cancel Saudi Cargo Flight
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, October 14, 2013

Posted on 10/14/2013 11:12:26 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A pilot of a Saudi cargo aircraft en route for Hong Kong canceled the flight after he was attacked by a cat hiding under his seat, a Saudi newspaper reported on Monday.

The captain of flight 982 from the Saudi capital Riyadh has just turned the plane’s engine on when the scared cat emerged out and jumped on him. “The captain decided to cancel the flight until further notice after suffering from light injuries,” the London-based Arabic language daily Al Hayat said.

It said the cat had sneaked into the plane and hit under the pilot’s seat, adding that it apparently was scared when the engine was turned on.

“Staff members and security men later searched the plane but could not find the cat, which ran away after attacking the pilot.”


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cat; plane

1 posted on 10/14/2013 11:12:26 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Still, better than an “Alien” sneaking aboard your escape shuttle and finding out AFTER you’ve taken off.


2 posted on 10/14/2013 11:21:55 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: nickcarraway; SkyDancer

Those pesky muzzi’s ... such excellent pre-flight security, eh ?


3 posted on 10/14/2013 11:23:58 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: catnipman

What are you talking about? Cats ARE aliens!


4 posted on 10/14/2013 11:24:07 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: nickcarraway

Toonces attempts an airline hijacking .....


5 posted on 10/14/2013 11:26:19 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: nickcarraway

How convenient that the cat ran away.

Would have been embarrassing if it turned out to be an 8 inch itty bitty of fluff.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 11:27:07 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: nickcarraway
This cries out for a movie poster - Cats on a Plane!
7 posted on 10/14/2013 11:27:17 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: catnipman
Still, better than an “Alien” sneaking aboard your escape shuttle and finding out AFTER you’ve taken off.

NO shit.
That movie was one of the scariest I had eve seen. Wow. What a thriller. All those "Alien" movies were great. First one is always the best.

8 posted on 10/14/2013 11:28:50 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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9 posted on 10/14/2013 11:29:29 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: nickcarraway

Those Saudi cats have to be tough. Saudis don’t own pets, not their thing. So the feral dogs and cats REALLY have to survive on their own.


10 posted on 10/14/2013 11:30:04 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: nickcarraway
"The truth has recently been revealed as to the absolute control of life everywhere..."

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11 posted on 10/14/2013 11:35:14 AM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: NCDave
LOL.

5.56mm

12 posted on 10/14/2013 11:36:25 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: nickcarraway

13 posted on 10/14/2013 11:39:38 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: knarf

“Those pesky muzzi’s ... such excellent pre-flight security, eh ?”

Why would those who highjack and bomb planes need any security on their planes?


14 posted on 10/14/2013 11:41:01 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: cloudmountain

Mohammed had a cat. (True fact)


15 posted on 10/14/2013 11:44:23 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: cloudmountain

One of the few sequence movies where I think #2 was better than #1.


16 posted on 10/14/2013 11:45:42 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: fella

Hmmm .. I’m told dogs are unclean to the muzzi ... where do cats come down on the I hate .. list. ?


17 posted on 10/14/2013 11:46:30 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: nickcarraway

“after suffering from light injuries,” “

“So you had to cancel your flight? Why? Attacked by a cat? Lion or tiger? Neither? A what???! A housecat?? Hah hah!!!!”


18 posted on 10/14/2013 11:48:17 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Under the Democrats; the Lincoln Memorial is closed; but the southern border is open)
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To: nickcarraway

Related Story:

Tabby cat who kept superstitious young pilots company on WWII bombing missions honoured for bravery

19 posted on 10/14/2013 11:48:51 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: patriot08
Mohammed had a cat. (True fact)

Don't know if I believe that "true fact."
Mohammed was illiterate, as were MOST of the Arab cultures, Saudi one FOR SURE. The King finally got around to literacy in the 1970's.
That being said, I don't know WHO would have written that down, that Mohammad had a pet of whatever kind.

Dogs are considered dirty by the Arab culture. The Arabs of that peninsula (Saudi) were SO poor, they didn't have pets only because they didn't have the food or money to feed pets.

Sounds like an urban myth. Saudis aren't big on pets of any kind. Well they weren't THIS century; maybe the 7th century was different in that respect.

20 posted on 10/14/2013 11:54:06 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: knarf
Hmmm .. I’m told dogs are unclean to the muzzi ... where do cats come down on the I hate .. list. ?

You are correct. The Saudis aren't into pets of any kind. Never were when I was over there, but maybe things were different in the 7th century and maybe different Arabs liked pets.

There are 1.57 billion Muslims in the world (internet figures--checked two sites, one said 1.6 billion) only 25% are Arabs. The rest are ALL OVER the world. I believe Indonesia has the biggest Muslim population of any country in the world.
Hard to generalize about ALL Muslims because so few are Arabs. But Arabs? great stereotype fodder. :o)

21 posted on 10/14/2013 12:05:09 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: onedoug

Get that cat out of here.


22 posted on 10/14/2013 12:29:36 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

“I know he is Israeli. And he knows that I know that he is Israeli. And I know that he knows that....”


23 posted on 10/14/2013 12:48:26 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: knarf
I’m told dogs are unclean to the muzzi ... where do cats come down on the I hate .. list. ?

Their "prophet," piss be upon him, loved cats and horses.

24 posted on 10/14/2013 1:25:53 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Moonman62

A suggestion for your cat on a jet photo. Instead of having the cat on an F-18, the cat should be on an F-14 Tomcat.


25 posted on 10/14/2013 1:44:27 PM PDT by CFIIIMEIATP737
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