Friday, July 31, 2015

Air India Plane Forced To Turn Back After 'Rat Sighting'

An Air India plane was forced to return to New Delhi two hours into a flight to Milan today after a "suspected rat sighting" in the cabin. The airline although said no rodent had been found, but it had no choice but to turn back and fumigate the aircraft after the report.

"(The Dreamliner flight) AI 123... returned to Delhi due to (a) suspected rat sighting. The presence of the rodent was not confirmed, but keeping passenger safety in mind, the aircraft was brought back," an airline official told AFP today.

Rats pose a serious threat to the safety of flights as they can chew through wires and damage internal controls. They often hitch rides on food catering trucks that store the flight meal trays.


It was not the first time the airline, which has not reported an annual profit since 2007, had suffered a rodent problem.


An Air India domestic flight was reportedly grounded in May in the northern town of Leh after crew spotted rats scurrying around the plane.

20 comments:

  1. Hahhahahahahaha. The rat wants to change base to a greener pasture.

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  2. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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    Rat wey person dey see everyday.... This is serious i swear....
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  3. No annual profit, and they are still operating, na by force

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  4. That is a country where thing work

    Fibonnachi omogbai

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  5. Abi na

    Fibonnachi omogbai

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  6. Okete in the plane? kill it and lets eat something

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  7. Lol. Security and alertness at its best. Naija airline wouldnt mind sha

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  8. It must be really bad for them

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  9. Money received. Thank you and God bless you





    I am so excited



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  10. Abeg they should retrench the airline

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  11. Eewww! This is not too funny but somehow funny at the same time! Lol
    I hateeeeeeeeeeee rats and mice!
    They disgust and scare me! Ugh!

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