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Rat holds up Riyadh-bound AI flight for four hours

india Updated: Feb 04, 2010 15:21 IST

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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.