Rat on a Plane?
An Air India flight was forced to turn back during their journey from Mumbai to London after a passenger though they saw a rodent running around the plane. The airline searched the plane and found no sign of it.
Although no rodent was found, the decision to turn the flight back was for the safety of the passengers said airline spokesman G.P. Rao. Rats can be safety hazards if they chew through mechanical wires so it was important to ensure the safety of all 240 passengers.
This was not Air India’s first suspected rat stowaway incident. In July they had a flight that was forced to turn around on a journey from New Delhi to Milan. The rodent problem however is not a unique problem to Air India. In 2011, a Qantas flight was grounded after there were baby rats found onboard.