In a real life low-budget parody of Snakes on a Plane, a recent flight from Hangzhou was forced to turn around when a live rat was discovered on board.
No one has any real idea of how the rat managed to get on board the plane without a boarding pass, some have suggested that it hid inside the catering trucks and sneaked in while no one was looking.
Typically, prematurely landing a plane is only done in emergency situations, but to be on the safe side, the flight was turned around and returned to port, reports Ifeng News.
The apparently rat-invested airplane belonged to Loong Air, a Chinese airline headquartered in Hangzhou. The company released a brief statement regarding the case:
With regards to the threat to passengers’ health and safety posed by the rat, including the possibility of it biting through wires, the captain made the decision to fly back to port.
And they weren’t kidding about taking safety measures either, as soon as the plane landed it was fumigated and disinfected.
As for the rat, pictures show the little guy caught in a glue trap, poor thing.
By Kitty Lai
[Images via ifeng]