Tarco Aviation flight 3T-234 from Khartoum, Sudan to Doha was forced to turn back around half an hour into its flight on Wednesday after “a cat attacked the pilot.”
The ‘aggressive’ animal had somehow got into the cockpit prior to take-off…The cat was angry and aggressive, according to a report in local paper Al-Sudani.
…It is not clear how the cat got on board the flight, although a report in Al-Sudani suggested the cat could have climbed onboard unnoticed during a cleaning or engineering check of the plane.
Recently a cat also wreaked havoc on a Boeing 737 when it got stuck inside a plane that was dormant for two weeks.
הבוקר ציצתי על חתול שהסתנן לקוקפיט מטוס בואינג 737 של אל על. כך נראה תא הטייסים עכשיו, וואו.
— איתי בלומנטל Itay Blumental (@ItayBlumental) February 7, 2021
It’s not just cats that can interfere with planes, either, as a Singapore Airlines cargo flight had to divert when the 2186 goats it was carrying started passing gas.