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Air Canada Flight Delayed Thanks to Ripples the Cat
Thursday, 26 January 2012
On Wednesday morning Air Canada flight 603, which was departing Halifax for Toronto, was delayed. The delay was not due to bad weather, mechanical problems, or ground delays. No, this delay was cause by Ripples the cat, who escaped from his carrier and hid in the cockpit of the aircraft. Vice president for corporate communications for the Halifax Airport Authority, Peter Spurway, said that the search began in the cabin, but it was soon apparent that he had gotten into the cockpit.

The aircraft was de-boarded and some panels had to be removed in the cockpit to access the cat, who was frightened and had hidden in a small space. A spokesperson for Air Canada, Peter Fitzpatrick, said that the cat was hiding in the avionics bay, which is the area that contains the navigational instruments. He said the cat could have caused damage and had the incident happened in mid-flight it could have turned into a serious situation. Once Ripples was found and it was confirmed no damage was done, the plane was re-boarded and departed at 10:00 am AT. Ripples was unharmed.

See the original Google News article for more details.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 January 2012 )
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