Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bat causes airliner to land

Wisconsin - A bat got loose on an Atlanta-bound flight, forcing horrified passengers to duck for cover. The flying mammal appeared about 15 minutes after Delta flight 5121, operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines, took off from Madison, Wis., and cruised around the cabin above passengers’ heads. “The captain called the control tower to say the plane was returning to the airport to remove a winged animal.” said Brent McHenry, spokesperson for the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison. A passenger near the rear of the plane shooed the bat into the restroom and shut the door, to the cheers of fellow riders. When the plane landed the bat flew into the terminal. More

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