Skip to comments.Crocodile causes panic as it wanders around plane in mid-air
Posted on 08/01/2009 12:20:55 AM PDT by Schnucki
A baby crocodile caused panic on a Cairo-bound EgyptAir flight when it wriggled out of a passenger's hand luggage and wandered around the aeroplane.
Passengers screamed as the wayward foot-long reptile made its way under seats and down the aisle.
Crew members on the flight, which originated in Abu Dhabi, managed to corner and capture the crocodile and handed it over to authorities when the plane landed in Cairo.
An airport security official said the animal, which none of the passengers claimed, would be given to Cairo's Giza zoo.
Transporting exotic animals in and out of the Egypt is illegal.
The airport official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press.
In August 2007 the authorities seized more than 250 baby crocodiles, snakes and chameleons which a Saudi man tried to smuggle out of Egypt. The menagerie also ended up at Giza zoo.
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Dry me a lizard.
Give me a break - not one set of nads on the whole plane? I would welcome the diversion!
LOL, a foot long? Half of that was the tail. Geez, are there ANY men left (’cept here of course)?
They don’t run the carry-on items through the x-ray machine in Abu Dhabi? If I were a screener, the shape of a crocodile on the screen would catch my attention.
No thanks, I’ll wait for the inevitable movie.
Someone’s luggage run amok.
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