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Rat holds up Riyadh-bound AI flight for four hours

A rat held up an Air India flight to Riyadh with 115 passengers for over four hours after it was spotted inside the aircraft, the second such incident in four months.

india Updated: Feb 04, 2010 15:21 IST

A rat held up an Air India flight to Riyadh with 115 passengers for over four hours after it was spotted inside the aircraft, the second such incident in four months.

A passenger noticed the rat when the

Thiruvananthapuram-Kozhikode-Riyadh flight was ready to take off at 3 pm on Wednesday evening.

The passengers were asked to disembark and the airline authorities carried out fumigation to trace the rat that could harm the aircraft's wiring.

It was finally caught after a three-hour search and the flight took off at 7.35 pm, airport sources said.

In September last year, a rat delayed a London-bound Air India flight from the Rajasansi airport in Amritsar.

The flight with 238 passengers on board was delayed for 11 hours as the staff searched for the rodent.