09 October, 2009

Plane delayed by bird on board

A South Korean passenger jet was grounded just before taking off so that crew members could catch a sparrow that was flying around in the cabin, airline officials said on Wednesday. “The bird got in through an open airplane door and was spotted during boarding,” said Cho Hyung-chul, a spokesman for Korean Air Line. The passengers on the flight were asked to leave the plane as the airline tried to prevent the bird from taking the domestic flight. “The bird was captured and set free,” Cho said. The flight’s 123 passengers were put on board a different plane and sent on their journey, which was delayed for nearly three hours.

Source: The Economic Times
Section: Suddenly Something
Link: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com